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Sermons on Lent

April 2, 2023 Palm Sunday “City in Turmoil”

FIRST READING           Isaiah 50:4-9a The servant of the Lord expresses absolute confidence in his final vindication, despite the fact that he has been struck and spit upon. This characteristic of the servant played an important role in the early church’s understanding of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 4 The Lord God has given me a trained tongue, that I may know…

March 19, 2023 Fourth Sunday in Lent “But Now I See”

FIRST READING                              1st Samuel 16:1-13 Samuel anointed David even though he was the eighth-oldest son of Jesse and did not match his brothers in height or other physical characteristics. With the anointing came endowment with the spirit of the Lord, designating David as the Lord’s chosen successor to Saul. 1The Lord said to Samuel,…