Sermons on Lent

Sermons on Lent

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Touch me and see: Easter 3

Third Sunday In Easter,   April 15, 2018 3 Easter, Year B: Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48 CLICK HERE to listen to recorded sermon. Here we are in the third week of Easter and Jesus is showing himself to the disciples to be very real, to be the risen, embodied Christ. “Touch me and see”, says Christ. It’s almost as if it’s a direct response to Thomas’ request in last week’s gospel to be able to touch…
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Jesus came for everyone: Lent 5

Fifth SUNDAY in lent,   March 18, 2018 5 Easter, Year B: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33 CLICK HERE to listen to recorded sermon. This is Jesus’ final public speech.  To all who were present, the Greeks, his disciples and the crowd, Jesus explained why he must die and what would happen after his glorification. It is Passover; Jerusalem is full of people who had gathered to celebrate the festival. Among those were Greeks who were probably “God-Fearers”.  Those were…
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God’s Love…God’s Way: Lent 4

Fourth SUNDAY In Lent,   March 11, 2018 Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21 CLICK HERE to listen to recorded sermon. As we journey though Lent, it’s important to remember that the significance of God in our lives, the significance of Jesus Christ, is God’s overwhelming love for us and God’s overwhelming mercy. Often in church we can get wrapped up in the minutiae and it’s easy to forget that salvation is and has been God’s message…
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How are we called to do God’s business? Lent 3

Third SUNDAY Of Lent,   March 4, 2018 Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 CLICK HERE to listen to recorded sermon. I suspect you might all agree with me that this is one of the most striking passages in the Gospels. It shows Jesus on the verge of violence as he drives the money changers out of the temple. It is a blow struck at the heart of his religious tradition. It is a powerful memory when you consider…
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Jesus’s choice is our choice – Lent 2

Second SUNDAY Of Lent,   February 25, 2018 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:22-30, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 CLICK HERE to listen to recorded sermon. Perhaps it’s a bit irreverent, but I have this mental picture of the disciples. It’s several years after Jesus’ death and resurrection. The disciples are together. They are talking about the good old days, laughing, teasing, and reminiscing the way friends who have shared a life-changing experience often do. Then one of them looks at Peter and…
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The Character Test – Lent 1

First SUNDAY Of Lent,   February 18, 2018 Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-9, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1: 9-15 CLICK HERE to listen to recorded sermon. I believe there are two takeaway words from today’s scripture. First, from our Old Testament reading, the word “covenant”. You know in seminary we were taught that when a word repeatedly shows up in the reading then that’s what your sermon is about. Covenant certainly appears quite frequently, and I think that covenant is about how…