Sermons & Worship from March 2022

Dying of Thirst

Scriptures: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95:1-5; John 4:1-14 We can live without many things, including food, for a long time, but we cannot live without water. We must have fluids to hydrate our body. We have the sensation of thirst to serve as a reminder that it is time for fluids. It has always been so, and this morning was read the story of how desperate the Hebrews were for water as they were led through the desert by Moses. That…

Blessed by Giving

Scriptures: Nehemiah 10:34-39 Psalm 89:1-2 Matthew 6:1-4 In this third Sunday of Lent we are looking at almsgiving. In the scripture that was read from Nehemiah this morning, we find that God’s plan for caring for the needs of people was to require that each person give a tithe (10%) of their possessions to the Temple to be used by the priests. They brought not only money, but a tithe of their crops and their fruit, their grain and their…

Please Forgive Me

Scriptures: Nehemiah 9:16-21 Psalm 130:1-4 Matthew 6:9-15 We have now entered the second week of the Season of Lent. Lent is a time of prayer, penitence, and almsgiving. Today we shall look at penitence. Penitence is a holy sorrow and the asking for forgiveness for sin and fundamentally changing our behavior. Unfortunately, none of us is exempt from the possibility of sin. John reminds us that “if we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the…

When You Pray

Scriptures: 1 Chronicles 17:20 Psalm 25:4-6 John 17:20-25 As we journey through the Season of Lent we will focus on prayer, penitence, and almsgiving. Today we will focus on prayer. The sermon this morning includes some thoughts, some scriptural teachings, and hopefully some things that will stimulate your thinking during the following week. It is NOT everything you always wanted to know about prayer. That would take us a lifetime. As we gather in worship every Lord’s Day, we begin…