New Testament

Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

Does the modern church honor Jesus’ time in the wilderness?

Many Christian denominations honor Jesus’ time in the wilderness by observing Lent. The length of Lent varies from church to church, but for the most part, it is the six weeks prior to Easter. It is a solemn season marked by fasting, prayer, penitence, and contemplation of Jesus’ life. Sometimes, believers fast by giving up a favorite food or beverage for the duration of Lent.


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