Sermons tagged with ‘lent’

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The Unexpected Good


5 Lent – March 22, 2015 John 12:20-33 J.R.R. Tolkien, of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings fame, was many things: a university professor, a medieval scholar, a writer of fantasy, and a Christian.  During the First World War, young Tolkien served in the trenches with the British army, and that experience is […]

Jesus Had Zeal for God’s House


3 Lent – March 8, 2015 John 2:13-22 It had started innocently enough! People were coming from everywhere to worship God, and in those times, that required animal sacrifices. Most of them were not able to bring their own livestock on their long journey, so they had to purchase a suitable animal in Jerusalem. Merchants […]

Commercials Are a Lie


2 Lent – March 1, 2015 Mark 8:31-38 Early in Jesus ministry, he chose 12 people to go with him into the future together. They were going to be leaders, proclaiming good news and preaching in front of throngs of people. And the early days of ministry were wildly successful. Together, they helped Jesus feed […]

It’s Still Raining


1 Lent – February 21, 2015 Genesis 9:12-13 and Mark 1:9-15 The first Sunday in Lent is always Jesus’ temptation. Always. The story is also in Matthew and Luke.  But when was the last time you noticed just how brief Mark’s temptation story is? It’s virtually non-existent.  It’s really a summary. To the point. No […]