Sermons tagged with ‘repentance’

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Fifth Sunday in Lent – March 21, 2021

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We continue our forty-day Lenten journey with Jesus, focusing on repentance, renewal, reconciliation, and God’s relationship with us through Jesus Christ, in anticipation of the cross and empty tomb. God promises Jeremiah that a “new covenant” will be made in the future: a covenant that will allow all the people to know God by heart. […]

Third Sunday in Lent – March 7, 2021

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We continue our forty-day Lenten journey with Jesus, focusing on repentance, renewal, reconciliation, and God’s relationship with us through Jesus Christ. In today’s reading from 1 Corinthians, Paul’s focus and proclamation is on Christ crucified. Through Jesus Christ, the cross has been transformed and proclaims that God is mostly revealed in weakness, humiliation, and death. […]

Second Sunday in Lent – February 28, 2021

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We continue our forty-day Lenten journey with Jesus, focusing on repentance, renewal, reconciliation, and God’s relationship with us through Jesus Christ. In the reading from Genesis, the second covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God’s promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will […]

Ash Wednesday – February 17, 2021

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We begin the season of Lent, when we venture on a forty-day journey with Jesus, focusing on repentance, renewal, reconciliation, and God’s relationship with us through Jesus Christ. On Ash Wednesday we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die […]

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 27, 2020

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For this Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading […]

You gotta Die a little! ( Promises )

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Jesus would say it a different way. Jesus says, “You gotta die a little” in being a faithful follower of God. There is a giving up of self (that means our desire to control everything) in order to honor the father. One has to lose ones’ self to save life. There is dying in order to rise to his glory.