Sermons tagged with ‘Lent 2018.’

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Giving Up Enemies


Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 Dear Friends, Ok, if we are honest, we will never be able to “give up enemies.”  As long as we are alive on earth and in relationship with others, enemies will happen. But, Jesus does have some challenging things to say about enemies.  Let me give you a hint: giving up on […]

Giving Up Expectations

Readings: Genesis 12:1-9, John 3:1-5 Dear Friends, Expectations are a part of life. We have them in any and every situation. Often times, people have  expectations of us. We often try to manage  expectations. You know? Lower them. Not have any. Expect the unexpected. Expectation management. Today we are not talking about that. We will […]

Giving Up Control

Readings: Genesis 3:1-7 & Matthew 4:1-11 Dear Friends, When we read in the Bible about Jesus being in control of demons, sickness and even death – we like that.  When we think about him being in control – or wanting to be in control – of every aspect of our lives … well, that’s more […]