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  • Lent

    Contributed by Steven Ostrowski on Mar 1, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,759 views

    Fasting during Lent and why it’s Biblical.

    Lent is a common practice among Christian denominations. In the Eastern churches they consider Advent to be Lent, and the western Lent to be the Great Lent. In most western churches Lent is the 40 days not counting Sundays before Easter. The word Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, ...read more

  • Lent

    Contributed by Christopher Nerreau on Mar 14, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,632 views

    In today’s sermon we will see that in a very real sense, Lent is about understanding the 51st Psalm of David and seeing ourselves in the place of the Psalmist.

    “Lent” Psalm 51 03/17/2008 By Dcn. Chris Nerreau ILLUSTRATION •(2 Sam. 11) Many of you are familiar with David’s escapades with a peasant girl named Bathsheba. In this particular story we see a King who abuses his power in such a way as to commit two heinous sins, namely rape ...read more

  • Giving Up Lent For Lent

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Feb 24, 2015
    based on 8 ratings
     | 19,463 views

    I am giving up Lent for Lent this year, at least the way the Church typically does Lent. Lord is not interested in what I give up for just 40 days and return to it. He is interested in me giving up the sins in my life which will make Easter more joyous

    TITLE: GIVING UP LENT FOR LENT SCRIPTURE: ST LUKE 9:22-24 / II CORINTHIANS 13:5-6 Although Easter is the most significant of the Christian holidays it does not enjoy the kind of enthusiastic fanfare afforded Christmas or even Thanksgiving. Lent is a forty-day period before Easter. It ...read more

  • To Lent Or Not To Lent ... That Is The Question

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 27, 2015
     | 4,451 views

    Building a continuum with the legalism of the Jews on one end and the Law of Love on the other end. Then trying to decide exactly where along that continuum Lent falls.

    (Establishing the first end of the continuum - Legalism) Exodus 20:8-10 (NLT) “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. “On that day ...read more

  • What Is Lent?

    Contributed by Wayne Searls on Feb 6, 2002
    based on 568 ratings
     | 73,942 views

    A sermon to challenge believers to participate in a period of fasting during the Lenten Season.

    WHAT IS LENT? 2 Corinthians 13:5,6 TEXT: Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test your-selves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?; unless in-deed you are disqualified. 6 But I trust that you will know that we are not dis-qualified. PROPOSITION: To ...read more

  • The Gift Of Lent

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 2, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,171 views

    Lent should be a springtime in our spiritual lives.

    First Sunday of Lent - Year C February 25th, 2007 Readings: * Deut. 26:4-10 * Rom 10:8-13 * Lk. 4:1-13 The Gift of Lent Jack, the painter, often would thin his paint so it would go further. So when the Church decided to do some deferred maintenance, Jack was able to put in the low ...read more

  • 3 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 4, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 4,490 views

    Jesus meets an outcast with love and acceptance.

    3 Lent A John 4:5-42 3 March 2002 Rev. Roger Haugen For me to preach on today Gospel lesson is difficult, if not altogether wrong. This is a woman’s text. As a man I cannot possibly understand her feelings as an outcast. If anything, I represent most of which puts her on the outside, all ...read more

  • 4 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 6,090 views

    Dealing with the healing of a blind man Jesus confronts the bad theology of the Pharisees. Jesus speaks of love and healing in the face of legalism and rules.

    4 Lent A John 9:1- 41 10 March, 2002 Rev. Roger Haugen Words, words, words! There is a long-standing university class exercise where you are to take a long piece of work and capture the meaning in a sentence or two. These 41 verses might be summed up as, “A man is healed, people found it ...read more

  • 5 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 201 ratings
     | 10,375 views

    It is in facing the reality of death that we know that God is not bound by death and neither are we.

    Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-41 17 March 2002 Rev. Roger Haugen Turn off the sun. Drain out the sea. Let the moon fall from the sky, because our wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother is gone. So begins a recent obituary in the Star Phoenix newspaper. This is the cry of ...read more

  • What Is Lent

    Contributed by Joel Mennie on Feb 22, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,064 views

    This sermon explores the question "what is lent?"

    In it’s most traditional form, Lent serves as a time of preparation in the run-up to Easter and is observed from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. In many churches the bright colours which followed Christmas will be replaced by more somber colours of black and purple, and it is the custom to ...read more

  • What Is Lent? Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Apr 25, 2017
     | 1,995 views

    explanation of the season of Lent

    WHAT IS LENT? Last Wednesday we celebrated Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. While I was eating my share of pancakes at a Shrove Tuesday dinner, someone asked me just exactly what is Lent, which started me thinking. For those of us raised in the church (particularly the Roman ...read more

  • Lent And Traditions

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 14, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,070 views

    Is the Lenten season Biblical or does it spring from church tradition? Is it good, neutral or harmful? Just trying to answer these questions ....

    Traditions... Body Bags: Israel's major airline, El Al, recently rejected a plea by ultra-orthodox Jews with a priestly heritage to fly inside body bags. Why would someone want to do this? Ritual law states that a priest who enters a cemetery becomes religiously "unclean." A ruling by a ...read more

  • Lent Homily

    Contributed by Z. M. D. Mcgregor on Feb 24, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,697 views

    The following is a 15 minute homily delivered on Feb. 18, 2015, Ash Wednesday at the Church Without Walls, Houston, TX, in the kickoff observance of Lent.

    Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. (Rom 12:1 NAU) I. Reflection: The Christ in Action Our symptoms revealed it. The diagnosis defined it. From vain thoughts ...read more

  • Fasting For Lent

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Feb 26, 2015
     | 1,698 views

    In response to the temptation to throw himself into the rat race called material satisfaction, Jesus finds a calm centre, an anchor in the word of God. That centered faith will enable him to deal with all the other temptations to come.

    There once was a little boy named Bobby, who desperately wanted a new bicycle. His plan was to save his nickels, dimes and quarters until he finally had enough to buy a new 10-speed bike. Each night he asked God to help him save his money. Kneeling beside his bed, he prayed, “Dear Lord, ...read more

  • The Wilderness Of Lent Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Feb 3, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,407 views

    how should we spend the forty days of Lent?

    Mark 1:9-15 Today is the first Sunday of Lent – the annual period of reflection leading to the joy and celebration of Easter. It is also the Sunday that we hear in the reading about of the baptism of Jesus and God’s affirmation that He is His well-beloved son. It surely helps to remind us ...read more