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  • What Is Lent? Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Apr 14, 2017

    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 more

  • Giving Up Lent For Lent

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Feb 22, 2015
    based on 9 ratings

    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 begins on more

  • Embracing The Fasting Journey: A Lenten Challenge SermonCentral

    Contributed by SermonCentral on Sep 9, 2023
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon to inspire believers to engage in a period of fasting during the Lenten Season.

    The six weeks before Easter is called the "Lenten Season". It is a time to focus on the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus died for our sins, giving us life, and through His resurrection, we have the hope of eternal life in heaven. • Lent comes from the word "lengthen," more

  • What Is Lent? (For Ash Wednesday)

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 24, 2002
    based on 934 ratings

    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 check more

  • Embracing Change: A New Approach To Lent SermonCentral

    Contributed by SermonCentral on Sep 9, 2023
    based on 1 rating

    This year, I am redefining my approach to Lent. Instead of temporarily giving up something for 40 days, I am focusing on permanently letting go of my sins. This shift in perspective is not just about observing a tradition, but about making a meaningful change that will make the celebration of Easter more joyous.

    During the Lenten season, we often focus on giving up certain things for 40 days as a way to draw closer to God. However, this traditional approach may not truly align with what God desires from us. He is not interested in temporary sacrifices that we return to after Easter. Instead, He wants us to more

  • Lent 2021

    Contributed by Michael Hopkins on Feb 16, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon for the start of Lent 2021

    I think this is the point where I am supposed to talk about Lent being a penitential time, and time for giving things up, but that seems patent nonsense in 2021. In the last eleven months we have given up more than we ever wished for longer than we would have wished. And we have lost some people more

  • Lent: Our Journey From Grace To Grace

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on Mar 2, 2020

    The season and spiritual practices of Lent are framed within the grace of God through Christ Jesus our Lord.

    March 1, 2020 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. Mary Erickson Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 Lent: Our Journey from Grace to Grace Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. This morning is the first Sunday in Lent. Lent is a 40-day season. It more

  • Following Jesus Into The Wilderness

    Contributed by William Mouser on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    Lent is one of the earliest observances of the church. Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness is a model for spiritual preparation for future effectiveness and fruitfulness in ministry.

    Psalm 25, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-13 For most of the past 500 years, there was an almost infallible way to tell Catholics from Protestants: the Catholics were the ones who had a cross-shaped smudge of ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday. But, those times are changing. more

  • The Gift Of Lent

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    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 bid, and got more

  • Should Protestants Change Our Habits During Lent?

    Contributed by Dennis King on Feb 24, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    What is the value of Lenten Rituals to Protestants?

    We could look to the time of Lent as traditional activities representing the death of Christ plus His resurrection, and return. This year, the 2018 Lenten Season began on February 14th – Valentines' day. For Lent that day is called Ash Wednesday and people, worldwide, gave up certain foods or more

  • Lent Is Not In The Bible

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Mar 30, 2009
    based on 40 ratings

    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 more

  • Facing Temptations Head-On

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Feb 28, 2010

    Drawing the opening verses of this passge, we are reminded that through the power of God's Holy Spirit, we can face our temptations head-on, rahter than avoid them which is our first inclination.

    Facing Temptations Head-On Luke 4:1-13 & Romans 10:8-13 (Lent 1C) Rev. Beth Garrod-Logsdon Wilmore Presbyterian Church Well, here we are again – the first Sunday of Lent. The day when the mood and emotions of worship seem to take a downhill slide – the hymns become more more

  • Give Up Pride For Lent And Beyond

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Feb 17, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    It's time to stop practicing fake Christianity during Lent. Let's give up something meaningful - the sin of pride

    The season known as Lent is starting this coming Wednesday, with Ash Wednesday being the first day of Lent. What is Lent to you? Let's be honest, for many of us, Lent is really, nothing - it's just another time of the year. On Wednesdays many of your churches have extra midweek church services, and more

  • Lent

    Contributed by Mathew Philip on Mar 16, 2023
    based on 1 rating

    The Lent Season is a season of testing our spiritual health and readiness for the end of our life in this world or the second coming of Christ.

    Lent is the season of forty days (excluding Sundays) leading up to the passion week and Easter. The church calendar starts this season with Ash Wednesday as the start of the Lenten journey of forty weekdays (Monday through Saturday) that takes the church to the eve of Easter. Ash Wednesday more

  • The True Meaning Of A Lenten Sacrifice

    Contributed by Ryan Ferwerda on Mar 9, 2019

    Most people attempt to give something up for Lent. But is what we give up for Lent beneficial to us or to God?

    This past Wednesday, the collective whole of the Christendom observed Ash Wednesday. A day in the church year when we are reminded of our mortality, but more importantly, reminded of our reliance on God, both for life in this world and for life in the next. This day is the mark of the beginning of more