Christ Is for Us

Christ_is_for_UsChrist Is for Us: A Lenten Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary (Abingdon Press, 2016).


The overarching theme of this book is suitable for any time of year. Christ Is for Us during Lent and always!


Christ Is for Us reminds us that no matter what challenges we face in life, no matter what’s happening in the world around us, we can live with confidence and hope in God.

You protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of rescue!

says the psalmist.

For God so loved the world
that he gave his only Son

proclaims John’s gospel.

In other words, Christ is for me and for all of us.

This study is based on the Revised Common Lectionary scriptures for Year A. Each chapter includes commentary and reflection on readings from the Old Testament, the Epistle, and the Gospel reading for that day. Each chapter also includes questions for personal reflection, group discussion, and suggested group activities.

Table of Contents

A Place to Begin
(Genesis 2:15-17 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 41-11)

Faith for the Journey

(Genesis 12:1-4a; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17)

Renewed by the Spirit

(Exodus 17:1-7; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42)

A Study in Contrasts

(1 Samuel 16:1-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41)

Waiting for Resurrection

(Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45)

The Passion of the Christ

(Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 27:11-54)

Tributes to Christ Jesus
(Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 28:1-10)