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  • Lent

    Contributed by Steven Ostrowski on Feb 26, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 8,829 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
     | 11,531 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
     | 42,288 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

  • To Lent Or Not To Lent ... That Is The Question

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 26, 2015
     | 9,566 views

    Building a continuum with the legalism of the Jews on one end and the Law of Love on the other end. Then trying to decide exactly where along that continuum Lent falls.

    (Establishing the first end of the continuum - Legalism) Exodus 20:8-10 (NLT) “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. “On that day ...read more

  • First Sunday Of Lent - Lent 1 A

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Feb 3, 2020
     | 3,689 views

    Tactics of legal reasoning used by the devil

    Here are some of the tactics of legal reasoning used by the devil on Eve-- The first question recorded in the Bible was asked by the serpent in the Garden of Eden. The snake misquotes the divine prohibition by applying it to all the fruit trees, over-stating God’s norm to enlarge its scope: “Did ...read more

  • The Gift Of Lent

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,796 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

  • 3 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 1, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 7,073 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 203 ratings
     | 14,445 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
     | 9,392 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
     | 6,838 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

  • Lent And Traditions

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 14, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,883 views

    Is the Lenten season Biblical or does it spring from church tradition? Is it good, neutral or harmful? Just trying to answer these questions ....

    Traditions... Body Bags: Israel's major airline, El Al, recently rejected a plea by ultra-orthodox Jews with a priestly heritage to fly inside body bags. Why would someone want to do this? Ritual law states that a priest who enters a cemetery becomes religiously "unclean." A ruling by a ...read more

  • The Wilderness Of Lent Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Feb 3, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 12,331 views

    how should we spend the forty days of Lent?

    Mark 1:9-15 Today is the first Sunday of Lent – the annual period of reflection leading to the joy and celebration of Easter. It is also the Sunday that we hear in the reading about of the baptism of Jesus and God’s affirmation that He is His well-beloved son. It surely helps to remind us ...read more

  • What Is Lent? Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Apr 15, 2017
     | 5,730 views

    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 ...read more

  • Looking At Lent

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Mar 22, 2019
     | 2,984 views

    This morning we begin the lenten season with the hope that we will draw near to Christ and reflect on His journey to the cross.

    Looking at Lent Selective verses Prayer- For a mighty move of God in our hearts and a calling to be more like Jesus in our lives. Introduction- This morning we sprang forward one hour so that we can enjoy one more hour of sunlight. Everyone seems to like more sunlight but not everyone likes ...read more

  • Preparing For Lent

    Contributed by Paul Andreasen on Feb 19, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,060 views

    Using 1 Corinthians 13 we learn that Lent is a season of preparation to love God and our neighbor.

    1 Corinthians 13 A husband and wife had been married for 60 years and had no secrets except for one: The woman kept in her closet a shoe box that she forbade her husband from ever opening. But when she was on her deathbed—and with her blessing—he opened the box and found a crocheted doll and ...read more