Sermons on Lent

“Coming in Humility”

John 12:12-19 {Prayer}             Re-enactments.  Re-enactments are a popular thing which allow people to observe, to recapture the moment, the experience an event from the past.  Walk into Silver Dollar City in Branson and you are taken back to the olden days of blacksmiths, horse and buggy, saloons and other frontier living conditions. Visit Gettysburg,…

“The Trial: A Place of God’s Will”

Luke 22:63-23:25 {Prayer}             We live in a world of trials.  Turn on the television and, frequently, some major trial is underway.  We’ve had O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, the Unabomber, Kobe Bryant, Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, Saddam Hussein … you can almost chronicle the passage of time by watching the major cases and trials on…

“Malchus”

John 18:1-11 {Prayer}             January 17, 2004 … that is when a sixty-six-ton sperm whale died and was beached on the southwestern coast of Taiwan.  Two weeks later, authorities decided to truck the dead whale to a lab where they could do an autopsy.  It took fifty men and three lifting cranes a total of…

“The Betrayal: A Place of Eternal Love”

Luke 22:47-53 {Prayer}             Today we continue to follow Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  This painting entitled, “The Betrayal of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane” was painted in 1308 by an artist named Duccio.  The betrayal.  That is what we’ve called it.  And that word sums up the event.  “On the night when…

“Gethsemane: A Place of Strength”

Luke 22:39-46 {Prayer}             Periodically, our world calls us back to simplicity.  Simpler is easier, more profitable, better use of space, they seem to say.  Companies downsize.  Products are marked as being made with “all natural ingredients.”  People are practicing the Paleo Diet.  HGTV has shows like “Hot Mess House” which are designed to help…