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  • Giving Up Lent For Lent

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Feb 23, 2015
    based on 8 ratings
     | 22,513 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

  • Barabbas - A Man Who Was Freed

    Contributed by Dusan Tillinger on Apr 14, 2014
     | 4,560 views

    What does it really mean that Jesus died for us? There is a story of Jesus Barabbas who should die on the cross but his place was taken by Jesus Christ, God´s Son.

    Today I want to tell you a story of a man whom we meet during the Lenten season but we don´t know him very well because his name just briefly shows up in the passion story. This person made many unusual decisions in his life and tried some things that an ordinary person may never experience. ...read more

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

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 26, 2015
     | 5,397 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

  • Should Protestants Change Our Habits During Lent?

    Contributed by Dennis King on Feb 25, 2018
     | 783 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Cheap Kiss

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Mar 27, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,140 views

    It is important for us to note Judas was a man of promise. I think Jesus saw a great potential in him. In Judas He saw someone who could have been used in a mighty way in the advancement of the Kingdom of God.

    TITLE: A CHEAP KISS SCRIPTURE: ST. MATTHEW 26:14-16 / 47-50 We continue our “MARCH TOWARD CALVARY” during this Lenten Season. On last Sunday we considered the thought “JUDAS ISCARIOT: SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR.” I pray we were blessed by the message. This morning I want to continue, perhaps a ...read more

  • Love Forsaken

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Aug 21, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,225 views

    A sermon about love for the Lenten Season

  • Solving The Death Problem Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Apr 21, 2014
     | 2,991 views

    Jesus solves the death problem! In his resurrection he conquereed sin and death and gives us resurrection hope.

    Title: Solving the Death Problem Text: Matthew 28:1-10 Thesis: Jesus solves the death problem! In his resurrection he conquered sin and death and gives us resurrection hope. Introduction I don’t know if you are aware of it or not, but Google, Inc. has rolled out an independent ...read more

  • In The Trenches With Jesus

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Mar 6, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,799 views

    Jesus does not invite us to watch him in the trenches of ministry, but to get in the trenches with him.

  • What Is Lent?

    Contributed by Wayne Searls on Feb 6, 2002
    based on 568 ratings
     | 79,334 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

  • Pick Up A Towel, Not A Title

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Apr 3, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,353 views

    In our text we find Jesus setting an example for us when he washed the feet of his disciples—an example of Servant Leadership.

    TITLE: PICK UP A TOWEL, NOT A TITLE SCRIPTURE: ST. JOHN 13:3-9 / 12-17 We continue our “MARCH TOWARDS CALVARY” this morning and visit a scene that began to unfold the NIGHT IN WHICH JESUS WAS BETRAYED. I lift as a thought this morning – Pick Up a Towel Not A Title. What would you do ...read more

  • Power Of The Cross

    Contributed by Dr. Madana Kumar, Phd on Mar 27, 2015
     | 3,987 views

    How did the cross become a symbol of love and hope from a tool for excruciating death?

    Power of the Cross We are in the Lent season. Since we are not in the mainline, or traditional congregation, this fact might be overlooked and forgotten by many of us. Parishioners in the mainline churches take Lent very seriously. I was reminded about this when I opened the news paper last ...read more

  • The Extra Mile !!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Mar 3, 2012
     | 2,277 views

    In this Lenten season, to focus upon "the Extra mile" our Lord went in the three phases of His life.

    The Extra Mile Now old habits die-hard! Having been an executive in a State-owned Oil marketing company for 13 years in India, (before coming into full-time spiritual service), even today I cannot restrain from reflecting on any extra-ordinary ...read more

  • Lent And Traditions

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 14, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,752 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

  • "God's Foolishness And God's Wisdom" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Feb 21, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,229 views

    How do we view the cross during this Lenten Season that speaks to us in a meaningful way? Is the cross applicable to our 21st century life?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Church Third Sunday of Lent February 27, 2005 “God’s Foolishness and God’s Wisdom” I Corinthians 1:18-25 INTRODUCTION: Story: When a group of churches advertized their Easter services, no reference was made to the cross. This omission was deliberate. One ...read more

  • From Sacrifice To Liberation Series

    Contributed by Paul Kallan on Mar 15, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,289 views

    It may be possible that we have false gods in our life; and we may have a false idea of the One True God. But this lenten season demands us to let God Himself correct and transform our faith into a life-saving one.

    The Film „Gangs of New York“ revolves around a battle between two political parties – Tammany Hall and Native Americans –to gain the power of the city. It is a bloody battle in which many are injured, many lose their possessions and still more lose their lives. It is the result of an attempt to ...read more