We are spending the first half of 2023 learning about who Jesus was, who he is, and how he wants us to be like him. As we move into Lent, join us in reading quotes of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to get daily verses. You’ll find them updated here, too!

We have reached the end of the 2023 Lenten season. Don't know how the story ends (or continues)? Visit us here or come join us tomorrow as we celebrate Easter at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston. https://firstpresevanston.org/ https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+23&version=NRSVUE https://firstpresevanston.org/walking-with-luke-through-lent/ #Lent2023 #LentFPCE2023
While we call it Good Friday, the perspective of his family and his followers at the time would have been very different. Join us tonight for our Good Friday service as we examine our Lord's death on the cross. Visit https://firstpresevanston.org/ for information. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+23&version=NRSVUE https://firstpresevanston.org/walking-with-luke-through-lent/ #Lent2023 #LentFPCE2023
In Matthew 16, Mark 14, and here in Luke 22, Jesus refers to Psalm 110 as he says he will be seated at God's right hand. In doing so, his accusers can have no doubt of his claim to be the son of God and therefore God himself. They can either choose to believe him, or have him put to death. (Read more here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/psalm-110/). https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+22&version=NRSVUE https://firstpresevanston.org/walking-with-luke-through-lent/ #Lent2023 #LentFPCE2023
Jesus was fully human while here among us. His desire to forgo the suffering he faced illustrates that truth, but his willingness to put God's will first testifies to what we are all called to as his followers. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+22&version=NRSVUE https://firstpresevanston.org/walking-with-luke-through-lent/ #Lent2023 #LentFPCE2023
A covenant is an agreement between two or more parties. Jesus led his disciples in the first celebration of communion as a sign that his sacrifice would change the relationship between God and his people forever. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+22&version=NRSVUE https://firstpresevanston.org/walking-with-luke-through-lent/ #Lent2023 #LentFPCE2023
The Passover meal, known as a Seder, is central to the Jewish faith, reminding them that God has always been and will always be present among them, rescuing them by grace. It was no coincidence that Jesus chose his final Passover to introduce communion to his followers. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+22&version=NRSVUE https://firstpresevanston.org/walking-with-luke-through-lent/ #Lent2023 #LentFPCE2023
Jesus knew the donkey would be where God told him it would be because he trusted in the father completely AND because he knew his scripture and the prophecies about the messiah. By increasing our own Bible knowledge, we can also increase our knowledge of and trust in God, the father, son, and Holy Spirit! https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+19&version=NRSVUE https://firstpresevanston.org/walking-with-luke-through-lent/ #Lent2023 #LentFPCE2023
The exhortation to avoid worry is not the same as a promise that things will never go wrong or we will never experience lack or pain, or loss. It is a call to place all of those in God's care, trusting, by faith, that he is fully in control and worthy to be given our cares and concerns. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+12&version=NRSVUE https://firstpresevanston.org/walking-with-luke-through-lent/ #Lent2023 #LentFPCE2023