Letters of Hope
In a Screwtape World
The season of Lent leads up to the most holy of Christian days, Easter Sunday. The Sundays during Lent, like every Sunday, are considered weekly celebrations of the resurrection. Plans are made for community-wide Lenten preparation through the spiritual disciplines of prayer, Bible study, fasting, and service.
In The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis provides a series of lessons in the importance of taking a deliberate role in Christian faith by portraying a typical human life, with all its temptations and failings, seen from devils' viewpoints. In Screwtape's advice, individual benefit and greed are seen as the greatest good, and neither demon can comprehend God's love for man or acknowledge human virtue.
During this season of Lent how are we reminded that the darkness does not overcome; the light will shine again. Easter is coming!
|1||February 7th||"Which House"||Audio|
|2||February 14th||"Be Careful"||Audio|
|3||February 21st||"The Happy Wide Path"||Audio|
|4||February 28th||"God is… What?"||Audio|
|5||March 6th||"Throw the Seed!"||Audio|
|6||March 13th||"Pressing On or Letting Go!"||Audio|
|7||March 20th||"Bringing It Home!"||Audio|
|8||March 27th||"Five Words to Answer Every Problem"||Audio|
Would you like to learn more about our Lenten Small Group program? Please visit the Lenten Lite Screwtape Letters page, you will find information about forming a Small Group, along with an outline of each week's suggested reading and a few discussion points to keep you thinking!
Following is a convenient list of the Suggested Reading selections. Please click a Session # to open a downloadable PDF.
|Session 1||READING Preface through Letter 7||SCRIPTURE Luke 4:1-3|
|Session 2||READING Letters 8 - 13||SCRIPTURE Matthew 7:13-29|
|Session 3||READING Letters 14 - 19||SCRIPTURE 1 John 4:7-21|
|Session 4||READING Letters 20 - 25||SCRIPTURE Mark 4:1-20|
|Session 5||READING Letters 26 - 31||SCRIPTURE Philippians 3:7-14|
|Session 6||Screwtape Proposes a Toast||SCRIPTURE Matthew 5:13-16|
|All||Session 1 - 6 in one PDF|
Thinking about forming your own Small Group? Please visit our Small Groups page to get started.