Second Sunday of Lent
2/24/13 – John Kwan – “Oy”
Sermon – Oy
Luke 13: 31-35. In this week’s text, Jesus is overlooking Jerusalem, a city which has a history of “killing prophets.” He wishes to protect and bring to God the people of Jerusalem, though he knows the attempt will present real danger to himself. While most would turn away, Jesus continues on toward Jerusalem.
Scripture – Luke 13: 31-35
First Sunday of Lent
2/17/13 – Jonathan Chute – “Time in the Desert”
Morning Sermon – Time in the Desert
5:30 Sermon – Diane Rehfield – Bread and Butter
Luke 4: 1-13. On this first Sunday in Lent, we begin the journey that lies at the heart of the Christian story. We look to Jesus as the example of a life of courage, compassion and hope. During Lent, we walk with him from his temptation in the desert to his triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Scripture – Luke 4: 1-13
Sunday of the Transfiguration
2/10/13 – Jonathan Chute – “After the Mountain”
Sermon – After the Mountain
Luke 9: 28 – 43a. This week’s gospel describes one of the strangest and most mysterious events in the life of Jesus. Jesus takes Peter, James and John up on a mountain to pray. Then – right before their eyes – Jesus is transfigured. His clothes begin to shine with a bright light, and he is joined by Moses and Elijah. After the vision passes it is all the disciples can think about, but Jesus knows that now the real work begins.
Scripture – Luke 9: 28 – 43a
2/3/13- Jonathan Chute – “Practically Loving”
Sermon – Practically Loving
1 Corinthians 13: 1-13. This week’s text speaks to the enduring character of love. But Paul did not have Christian marriage in mind. He was actually struggling with how to bring the church he had founded in Corinth back together after the members had drifted apart.
Scripture – 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13