Christopher Hunt

Audio Bible Studies for Lent and Easter

The season of Lent and celebration of Easter are closely linked in Christian tradition. Lent is a period in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on the Thursday before Easter. Christians observe Lent over 40 days, often “giving up” certain foods, luxuries, or activities as a way to remember their need for Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection for their salvation. While Easter might make us think of colored eggs and new clothes, Easter is, in fact, the most important holiday of the Christian calendar. Easter celebrates Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for his people and his victory over sin and death.

These audio Bible study series from Groundwork are great for personal or group study to learn more about the meaningful events we remember during Lent and Easter and why they still matter for our lives today. Each episode in a series marked with an asterisk (*) includes an episode guide to aid your study.

Journey Through Holy Week*

Holy Week is the climax of the Lenten season and includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. This series examines the Old Testament prophecies and gospel records of the events that these days commemorate—like Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus’ last Passover meal with the disciples, Jesus’ crucifixion, and of course, his glorious resurrection from the grave on Easter Sunday. 

The Cross of Jesus*

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the two most important events in the Christian tradition. Christians observe the season of Lent to slow down, remember Christ’s sacrifice, and prepare their hearts for the joyous celebration of Easter. In this series, we’ll discover the deep application the cross has for our hearts and lives. 

Good Friday and Easter in Matthew*

The Gospel of Matthew concludes with the foundational events of the Christian faith: the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This series looks at these events from Matthew’s perspective to gain wisdom about how we face our guilt and doubts, and recognize the significance of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice.

The Last Teachings of Christ

During the week prior to his crucifixion, Jesus Christ spent time teaching in the temple, engaging questions from his disciples and religious teachers, and providing important guidance for the future. This series examines these final lessons and admonitions of Jesus to gain insight about how God wants our faith to guide our thoughts and actions in this world.

Words from the Cross*

The cross is a central symbol of the Christian faith. What does the cross of Christ mean for us? This series finds answers in the words Jesus spoke while hanging on the cross. Jesus’ words affirm the deep truths about our Savior, salvation, and God's kingdom, and why it's so imperative for us to preach Christ crucified.

Recognizing Christ in the Prophecies of Isaiah*

During the season of Lent, we focus on spiritual preparation to celebrate Easter reflective of the way Jesus spent 40 days in the desert preparing for his ministry. This series studies the late chapters in Isaiah to discover our Messiah and the revelation of God's plan for the salvation of all his covenant people.

Studying the Resurrection

Christianity stands or falls on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this Groundwork series, we study the resurrection from the perspective of two stories found in Luke 24 to discover the intrigue, mystery, and finally great joy of Christ's resurrection from the dead.


At the heart of the Gospel is that Christ was crucified and then rose from the dead, having conquered sin and death. But why does salvation have to come through such suffering? In this series, we study Old Testament passages that predicted these events and discuss the hope that Easter brings.

Jesus' Last Day

How do you go on when it seems like there is nothing left to live for, or your fondest hope gets dashed, or a big dream is crushed? Jesus knows how this feels. In this series, we study the events of Jesus’ last day to discover how we can go on living in moments of desperation and despair, and where we can turn for hope in moments of hopelessness.

Reactions and People of the Passion

What do you make of a crucified Messiah? As the Bible tells the Passion story of Christ’s last few days it records his interactions with  key individuals. This series studies the people Jesus meets on his journey from Palm Sunday to the cross and finally his resurrection on Easter morning and their reactions to him. How do these interactions help us see ourselves in the story?

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