Lent 4 – March 14, 2021

“Jesus Ministry: Getting the Prophecies Fulfilled” – John 3:14-16   Review: Jesus’ ministry (between the temptation bookends) As we begin, let me remind you again of where we are going with the messages during this Lenten season. We are talking about Jesus’ ministry, which took place between those two bookends of temptation – the temptation […]

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Lent 3 – March 7, 2021

“Jesus’ Ministry: Getting the Temple Clean” – John 2:13-25   Introduction: Cleaning & Cleanliness OK… it’s hard to believe but it’s a year ago already that everybody got locked down because of the virus. It’s hard to believe that it’s a year already, but on the other hand it seems like we have been living […]

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Lent 2 – February 28, 2021

“Jesus’ Ministry – Getting Things Straight” – Mark 8:27-38   Introduction… not getting things right Last Sunday, as we considered the temptation of Jesus, we talked about it as the bookend which formed the beginning of His Kingdom of God ministry. Throughout Lent, we will use the appointed Mark readings to explore the content of […]

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Lent 1 – February 21, 2021

“Bookends of Jesus’ Ministry” – Mark 1:12-13 Introduction: Bookends – the cosmic battle If we call Jesus’ ministry – the bulk of Mark’s Gospel writings – the “book” of Jesus, or maybe the “book of the Kingdom of God” (cf. Mark 1:15) then we seem to find the bookends, the first and last chapter if […]

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“Transfiguration Transformation” – 2 Corinthians 3:18  1. “There is more!”    a. Fairy-tales There is something inside us that believes or at least wants to believe that the world as we know it, as we see it, is not everything there is. Except for atheists, a lot of people have the sense that there is […]

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