We in the Evangelical Free Church do not usually follow the Lectionary or Lent. I am certainly against any such rule being imposed as a mandate from above. Our real mandate from above are the Scriptures. However, as a voluntary spiritual discipline, these can be useful. I am preaching this season leading up to Easter (i.e. Lent) from a thematic collection of Scriptures (i.e. Revised Common Lectionary) and making use of a preaching resource (Feasting on the Word, Year A, Vol. 2).
If you would like to read along, I have this guide and explanation from my adult class.
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I find that the Church Year, which is focused on the life of Christ, has much to comment itself – and is to be preferred that following the commercial/florist holidays of popular culture. I’m just sayin’.