4th Sunday of Lent
3/30/14 – Youth Sunday – “A Book And Its Cover”
1 Samuel 16: 1-13. Samuel brings to a close the tradition of the Judges when at the Lord’s command, he anoints Saul as King of Israel. This Sunday, Samuel oversees another transition as he visits a humble Bethlehemite family to find Israel’s new king. As Jesse presents his sons to Samuel, we discover that God chooses not one of the six grown sons but the boy David.
Scripture – 1 Samuel 16: 1-13
3rd Sunday of Lent
3/23/14 – Jonathan Chute – ” . . . And?”
Sermon – . . . And?
Romans 5: 1-11. This week’s scripture offers Paul’s insights on suffering, endurance and hope. He portrays the life of faith without hiding the hard parts, or pretending they don’t exist. Yet he refuses to let go of hope. According to Paul, our reconciliation with God is only the beginning of salvation.
Scripture – Romans 5: 1-11
2nd Sunday of Lent
3/16/14 – Jonathan Chute – “Justified”
Sermon – Justified
Romans 4: 1-5 and 13-18. In his Letter to the Romans the Apostle Paul shows that salvation is a gift from God – and not our own doing. Paul wants us to remember that the love of God comes to us when we have done nothing to earn it . . . ours, not because of who we are but because of who God is.
Scripture – Romans 4: 1-5 and 13-18
1st Sunday of Lent
3/09/14 – Jonathan Chute – “Fast Track”
Sermon – Fast Track
Matthew 4: 1-11. 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. This week we pay attention to how the story all begins…
Scripture – Matthew 4: 1-11
3/02/14 – Jonathan Chute – “Glory”
Sermon – Glory
Matthew 17: 1-9. This Sunday’s gospel describes one of the most mysterious events in the life of Jesus. He takes three of the disciples with him on a journey up a mountain. As they watch, his appearance suddenly and dramatically changes. His face shines like the sun and his clothes turn bright white. Moses and Elijah appear suddenly and talk with him. Then a cloud overshadows them all and God’s voice is heard.
Scripture – Matthew 17: 1-9