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  • Lent

    Contributed by Steven Ostrowski on Mar 1, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,479 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 4, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 4,876 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

  • 5 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 201 ratings
     | 11,582 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 Wayne Searls on Feb 6, 2002
    based on 568 ratings
     | 78,443 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 8, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 6,703 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

  • The Gift Of Lent

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 2, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,650 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

  • 5 Lent, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Apr 1, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 11,901 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 28, 2005
    based on 158 ratings
     | 22,522 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 26, 2001
    based on 299 ratings
     | 15,636 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

  • Lent From Ashes To Alms

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Feb 23, 2015
    based on 9 ratings
     | 21,742 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?

    “Lent From Ashes to Alms” “Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 6:1-4 Intro: Many years ago I was pastor of an average church that had about 65 in Sunday morning ...read more

  • 40 Days - Lent

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Feb 20, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 14,428 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 23, 2004
    based on 83 ratings
     | 5,510 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

  • 5 Lent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Apr 7, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,210 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? (Temptation)

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 12, 2007
    based on 39 ratings
     | 23,077 views

    A sermon that focuses on temptation while dealing with the questions of "What is Lent all about?"

    Luke 4:1-13 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit for forty days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this ...read more

  • Called To Serve In Lent

    Contributed by Thomas Wilson on Feb 6, 2008
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,257 views

    Designed to challenge those who abstain, instead of giving up something, take something up!

    Each of us in our daily lives, succumbs to some form of temptation, be it by overeating, drinking too much, smoking too much. Some of us are even tempted by the famous seven deadly sins; sloth, lust, gluttony, pride, envy and anger. Think about it, how many of us are so used to using a remote ...read more