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From Pastor Don: On March 2, I preached from Matthew 17:1-9, the story of the “Transfiguration of Jesus.” We focused on Peter’s experiences with Jesus in Matthew 16 and 17, and zeroed in on God’s words spoken from the bright cloud on the mountain: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; listen to him!” This was Peter’s calling (and James and John’s, and ours)—to listen to Jesus. It will be our calling during the Lenten season that begins this week on Ash Wednesday: to Listen to Jesus. Be watchful this week—at some moment you too may be Interrupted by God and reminded/called to Listen to Jesus. Let’s make this a focus of our Lenten journey together as a holy faith community. We are called to listen to Jesus.
So my sermons for the next several weeks will be based in the Gospel readings provided for each Sunday in the Revised Common Lectionary. They are wonderful, amazing, challenging scenes in which we are called to listen to Jesus! Here are the sermon texts, so that you can get a head-start reading your Bible on your own, or at your family table, or with friends over coffee. Take in each scene, put yourself there, in the middle of the action, notice who is involved and wonder what is going in their minds and hearts as they encounter God’s beloved Son, in whom God is well pleased. And above all, through each story, listen to Jesus. Then join us each Sunday during Lent, so that we might listen to our Lord, together. God is calling!
March 9 – Matthew 4:1-11, The Temptation of Jesus
March 16 – John 3:1-17, Jesus and Nicodemus
March 23 – John 4, Jesus and the Woman at the Well (Youth Sunday)
March 30 – John 9:1-41, Jesus and the Blind Man and the Pharisees
April 6 – John 11:1-45, Jesus and the Resurrection of Lazarus
April 13 – Matthew 21:1-11, Palm Sunday
April 20 – John 20:1-18, Easter Sunday
“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased—listen to Him!” -Don
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