Category: Pastor Jeff’s 2007 Lenten Blog

05
Mar

Lenten Reading for March 5

It is impossible to avoid the subject of death during the season of Lent.  As Jesus walks to Jerusalem, he is preparing to die. The subject makes his disciples uncomfortable, and they often change the subject when he mentions his approaching death. But the subject is unavoidable. Let us find courage in the example of […]

04
Mar

Lenten Reading for March 4

Today is the Sabbath; the day of rest, a day to live consciously in the presence of God. If we cannot be with our faith community as we gather for worship, let us still be mindful of this gathering; asking God’s blessing upon the congregation. The third commandment is: “Remember the Sabbath, and keep it […]

03
Mar

Lenten Reading for March 2

When Abraham’s trust seemed to falter, God invited him to come out from his tent and gaze up into the night sky. Abraham and Sarah in their old age were without a child, and Abraham was tempted to despair. God said that Abraham’s descendents would be more numerous than the stars. (Genesis 15) Part of what faith involves […]

01
Mar

Lenten Reading for March 1

Faith involves trust, but it also has an active component. It means putting one foot in front of the other. Jesus was determined to go to Jerusalem, and acting out his faith meant putting one foot in front of another to reach his destination despite the warnings that Herod wanted to kill him. (Luke 13:31 […]

28
Feb

Lenten Reading for February 28

In the Gospels, Jesus often challenged his disciples, saying, “O ye of little faith, why did you doubt?” When he said this, it could be absolutely baffling to his disciples. “We’re in a boat at night with high winds and waves, and he expects us to trust?” In the Gospels, Jesus often challenged his disciples, saying, […]

25
Feb

Lenten Reading for February 24

Memory is a powerful function in our lives. How we remember our past impacts who we are in the present, and where we are headed in the future. Unfortunately, we often put great energy into remembering that which keeps us in bondage, and forgetting that which has been a blessing. We remember what seems to […]

23
Feb

Lenten Reading for February 23

When Jesus was alone in the wilderness, the temptations presented to him by the devil were real, precisely because they touched a real desire within Jesus for power, for recognition, for taking the east way. He had to confront the darkness within. Perhaps the strongest resistance we have to examining deeply our own hearts is […]

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