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  • Lent

    Contributed by Steven Ostrowski on Feb 26, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,566 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

  • 3 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 1, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 4,965 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
     | 79,189 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

  • 5 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 201 ratings
     | 11,819 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

  • 4 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 7, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 6,814 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, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Mar 31, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 12,016 views

    Once again, Jesus invites all would-be followers to join him in his way of the cross.

    Sermon for 5 Lent Yr B, 6/04/2003 Based on Jn. 12:20-33 Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat, Alberta By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson The old adage has it that: “Curiosity kills the cat.” Well, in today’s gospel, we learn of some Greeks, who were likely curious alright about this Jesus. ...read more

  • Sermon For The Beginning Of Lent

    Contributed by Michael Hopkins on Aug 25, 2005
    based on 158 ratings
     | 22,663 views

    A sermon for the beginning of Lent, written for a small congregation in an English country chapel

    The shortest sermon ever recorded, which you won’t be getting this morning, consisted of the preacher going into the pulpit and quoting Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death”, and adding “there has been no change in the rate of pay. Amen”. It’s not very fashionable these days to talk about sin ...read more

  • Ii Lent, Year C

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Feb 24, 2001
    based on 299 ratings
     | 15,741 views

    Some Pharisees express concern over Christ’s safety and welfare. Jesus laments over all who reject him, his message and ministry. God is like a mother hen who protects her chicks under her wings.

    Sermon for II Lent, Year C Based on Lk. 13:31-35 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Today’s gospel is most profound! It’s like a painting bursting with a wide variety of colours, contours, moods and movements. It’s like a piece of music full of conflicting and complementary themes, melodies ...read more

  • 40 Days - Lent

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Feb 18, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 14,636 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

  • The Passion, Ash Wednesday And Lent

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Feb 21, 2004
    based on 83 ratings
     | 5,602 views

    What to learn as The Passion of the Christ movie opens on Ash Wednesday.

    Did you hear about the lady who shut down the US and Canadian border? Apparently Canadian customs officials found a grenade in the glove compartment of a 28-year-old woman¡¦s Ford Explorer as she crossed the border on last Monday. Due to the current tensions re: terrorist activities, this created ...read more

  • Lent From Ashes To Alms

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Feb 23, 2015
    based on 9 ratings
     | 22,025 views

    The Season of Lent is a time to live out discipleship in the world. A close look at how God rewards us as we journey these forty days of Lent From Ashes to Alms. How do you answer the call of Lent?

  • 5 Lent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Apr 6, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,311 views

    In these dark times we need to walk with Jesus through the darkness of his crucifixion and death so that as he is "lifted up" we can know that in the darkest of times he will be there for us to bring new life.

    5 Lent B John 12:20-33 6 April 2003 Rev. Roger Haugen We live in dark and dangerous times. The stability we crave in life seems shaken every time we turn around. Jobs are continually downsized, the mutual funds that were to give us security in our retirement send out notices of negative ...read more

  • What Is Lent? (For Ash Wednesday)

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 24, 2002
    based on 933 ratings
     | 140,680 views

    Should you give up something for Lent? A Lenten attitude what Jesus really wants us to give up.

    Luke 18:9-14 “WHAT IS LENT?” (Ash Wednesday sermon) “There’s nothing wrong with me,” the man says. “But sir, you’ve just been in a terrible car accident. You’re bleeding and have some deep bruises. There may be internal damage!” “There’s nothing wrong with me!” “At least have a doctor ...read more

  • Lent Answers Lifes Big Questions

    Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 82 ratings
     | 9,496 views

    We often serach for answers to life’s questions by looking at how we feel or what makes sense to us; however, God points us to Christ crucified.

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God through which the Holy Spirit touches our hearts are the words he breathed into the Apostle Paul to write, recorded in 1 Corinthians 1 Jews demand miraculous sings and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach ...read more

  • 0404 Lent Iv: God's Dysfunctional Family Series

    Contributed by Mark Woolsey on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,629 views

    The "family values" exampled by God’s "dysfunctional family" when Abraham cast out Hagar & Ishmael.

    Sermon: God’s Dysfunctional Family Text: Gal 4:21-31 Occasion: Lent IV Who: Mark Woolsey Where: Arbor House When: Sunday, Mar 26, 2006 Audio link: http://providencerec.com/Sound%20Files/Srmn060326WoolseyGal4;21-31LentIVGodsDysfunctionalFamily.mp3 May the words of my mouth and the ...read more