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  • Lent

    Contributed by Steven Ostrowski on Feb 26, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,592 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
     | 4,624 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

  • 5 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 201 ratings
     | 11,849 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
     | 6,851 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

  • 3 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 1, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 4,984 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
     | 79,300 views

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

  • The Gift Of Lent

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,840 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

  • Lent Is Not In The Bible

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Mar 31, 2009
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,267 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 Passion, Ash Wednesday And Lent

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Feb 21, 2004
    based on 83 ratings
     | 5,617 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

  • Ii Lent, Year C

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Feb 24, 2001
    based on 299 ratings
     | 15,760 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 A Time For Repentance

    Contributed by Dennis Bliss on Feb 15, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,524 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

  • 3 Lent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,415 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

  • 5 Lent, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Mar 31, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 12,041 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

  • 5 Lent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Apr 6, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,327 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

  • Sermon For The Beginning Of Lent

    Contributed by Michael Hopkins on Aug 25, 2005
    based on 158 ratings
     | 22,692 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