Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mid-Week Lent 4 – Psalm 102 – 3/29/17

sermon-3-29-17 Psalm 102 is the fifth of the seven Penitential Psalms. In this Psalm, we see a dimension to ‘repentance’ that we have not yet seen. Rather than an individual focus on ‘my sin’ and the desire to amend my … Continue reading

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Lent 4 – "The Works Of God On Display" – John 9 – 3/26/17

sermon-3-26-17 Today’s gospel is all about ‘blindness’ and ‘seeing.’ It starts out with a man who is born blind but who ends up seeing more than what the human eye can see. Along the way we meet several people with … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Lent – Psalm 38 – 3/22/17

sermon-3-22-17 Needless to say, the 38th Psalm is not the cheeriest psalm in the psalmody. It is the psalm of a man who is experiencing great suffering – physically, emotionally and spiritually. And yet as dark it is, this is … Continue reading

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Lent 3 – "If You Only Knew" – John 4:4-26 – 3/19/17

sermon-3-19-17 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” “If she had … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Lent 2 – Psalm 32 – 3/15/17

sermon-3-15-17 The 32nd Psalm is attributed to David. The background to this Psalm is not given, but many believe that it was written by David as he reflected on his adulterous affair with Bathsheeba and his murder of her husband, … Continue reading

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Lent 2 – "Nicodemus Is Born Again" – John 3:1-15 – 3/12/17

sermon-3-12-17 The setting for our gospel reading is the Passover Feast in Jerusalem. The verses just previous to what we heard were these: 23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Lent 2 – Psalm 6 – 3/8/17

sermon-3-8-17 The 6th Psalm in the Psalmody is attributed to David. Unlike the 51st Psalm that we heard last week where the context is almost certainly that of David’s transgression with Bathsheba and her husband Uriah, the story behind this … Continue reading

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Lent 1 – "The Temptation of Jesus" – Matthew 4:1-11 – 3/5/17

sermon-3-5-17 The text for our consideration this morning is the gospel reading that we just heard and we’ll recite it again as we go. “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – "The 7 Penitential Psalms" – Psalm 51 – 3/1/17

sermon-3-1-17 Of the seven penitential psalms, Psalm 51 is probably the one we are most familiar with. I’m sure as we spoke it together there were several verses that you recognized because they are used in some of the orders … Continue reading

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