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  • Lent

    Contributed by Steven Ostrowski on Feb 26, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,556 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
     | 4,598 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.

  • Giving Up Lent For Lent

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Feb 23, 2015
    based on 8 ratings
     | 22,444 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

  • 5 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 201 ratings
     | 11,807 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

  • 3 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 1, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 4,949 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

  • What Is Lent?

    Contributed by Wayne Searls on Feb 6, 2002
    based on 568 ratings
     | 79,165 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

  • 4 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 7, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 6,809 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

  • Lent Is Not In The Bible

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Mar 31, 2009
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,233 views

    Four reasons why the church of Jesus Christ should have nothing to do with Lent.

    1. LENT PROMOTES A SALVATION OF WORKS Lent is ultimately a list of dos and don’ts. The focus is on the individual not Christ. Scripture teaches that forgiveness of sins cannot be obtained by our efforts. Titus 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he ...read more

  • The Gift Of Lent

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,820 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

  • The Wilderness Of Lent Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Feb 3, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,676 views

    how should we spend the forty days of Lent?

  • 40 Days - Lent

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Feb 18, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 14,630 views

    A challenge to draw near to God in the forty days leading up to the celebration of the resurrection.

    Dakota Community Church February 18, 2007 40 Days Introduction: 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 begins on Ash ...read more

  • 1st Sunday In Lent

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Feb 24, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,775 views

    Through our Lord’s Temptation, he reveals what it means to live our lives in faith.

    1st Sunday in Lent - February 25, 2007 “Series C” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, give us the courage to walk with your Son in faithfulness. Through the power of your Holy Spirit, give us wisdom to ...read more

  • 3 Lent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,385 views

    In a time of war it is important to be reminded of God’s intention for the world and for us.

    3 Lent B Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Cor. 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 March 2003 Rev. Roger Haugen It has been a tough week. The tension of the build-up to war has sapped many of us of energy. The war that seemed so inevitable, yet undesirable has arrived and we are not left untouched. There have been ...read more

  • Lent A Time For Repentance

    Contributed by Dennis Bliss on Feb 15, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,514 views

    A lenten homily on humility, and repentance

    Lent a season of Repentance. We disciples of Jesus are celebrating our communal Lenten pilgrimage, a 40 day spiritual journey that will hopefully enable us to better appreciate and celebrate the life giving death and eternal resurrection of our Lord and Savior, the very feast of ...read more