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Reformed earth: a sermon for Lent

March 15th, 2011 by isaac · 1 Comment

Here’s part of the sermon I prepared for Ash Wednesday last week:

We are invited into a season of listening, of becoming more and more familiar with the Spirit of God who gives us our breath, our very life; a season to listen for what God may be saying, a season to listen for the whispers of God’s love and to follow the movement of that love, to surrender, to yield to that love.

Lent is a time to make lasting change in our lives—a time to let go of our sins, or at least a couple of them, to let go of those desires and habits that refuse to let God’s love reform our lives. And as we let go, we are renewed by the Holy Spirit and become earthen vessels of God’s love for the world. Then, as the prophet Isaiah says, the glory of the Lord “shall break forth like the dawn” (Isa. 58:8) and we “shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.” (v. 11).

For the rest of it, check out our church website: Reformed Earth

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  • 1 isaac // Mar 16, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Thanks, Matt, for noticed the problem.