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  • Lent

    Contributed by Steven Ostrowski on Feb 26, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 13,373 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
     | 17,398 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

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

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 26, 2015
     | 13,091 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

  • Giving Up Lent For Lent

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Feb 23, 2015
    based on 9 ratings
     | 59,502 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

  • First Sunday Of Lent - Lent 1 A

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Feb 3, 2020
     | 6,676 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

  • Looking At Lent

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Mar 22, 2019
     | 6,307 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

  • What Is Lent

    Contributed by Joel Mennie on Feb 22, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,216 views

    This sermon explores the question "what is lent?"

    In it’s most traditional form, Lent serves as a time of preparation in the run-up to Easter and is observed from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. In many churches the bright colours which followed Christmas will be replaced by more somber colours of black and purple, and it is the custom to ...read more

  • Lent And Traditions

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 14, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,726 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 4 ratings
     | 16,895 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

  • 4 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 7, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 11,620 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 Homily

    Contributed by Z. M. D. Mcgregor on Feb 23, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 10,032 views

    The following is a 15 minute homily delivered on Feb. 18, 2015, Ash Wednesday at the Church Without Walls, Houston, TX, in the kickoff observance of Lent.

    Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. (Rom 12:1 NAU) I. Reflection: The Christ in Action Our symptoms revealed it. The diagnosis defined it. From vain thoughts ...read more

  • Fasting For Lent

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Feb 24, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,890 views

    In response to the temptation to throw himself into the rat race called material satisfaction, Jesus finds a calm centre, an anchor in the word of God. That centered faith will enable him to deal with all the other temptations to come.

    There once was a little boy named Bobby, who desperately wanted a new bicycle. His plan was to save his nickels, dimes and quarters until he finally had enough to buy a new 10-speed bike. Each night he asked God to help him save his money. Kneeling beside his bed, he prayed, “Dear Lord, ...read more

  • 3 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 1, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 8,685 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

  • Preparing For Lent

    Contributed by Paul Andreasen on Feb 19, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,906 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

  • Lent Is Not In The Bible

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Mar 31, 2009
    based on 40 ratings
     | 9,177 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