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Apr 16, 2018
“Are You Listening?” John Chapter 20
"Are You Listening?" John Chapter 20
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  • Apr 16, 2018“Are You Listening?” John Chapter 20
    Apr 16, 2018
    “Are You Listening?” John Chapter 20
    "Are You Listening?" John Chapter 20
  • Apr 9, 2018Another Look at Communion 
    Apr 9, 2018
    Another Look at Communion 
    Another Look at Communion 
  • Apr 2, 2018A Conversation About Becoming A Witness of the Resurrection
    Apr 2, 2018
    A Conversation About Becoming A Witness of the Resurrection
    Series: Lent 2018
    A Conversation About Becoming A Witness of the Resurrection
  • Mar 25, 2018A Conversation About What We Think We Understand
    Mar 25, 2018
    A Conversation About What We Think We Understand
    Series: Lent 2018
    A Conversation About What We Think We Understand
  • Mar 18, 2018A Conversation About Listening
    Mar 18, 2018
    A Conversation About Listening
    Series: Lent 2018
    "A Conversation About Listening".

 | Wednesday Weekly Blog |

A Disciple of Christ

During this Lenten season, 2018, we are seeking to have an ongoing conversation with Christ.  As Christians all too often our prayer life is not much more than us listing our needs to God, asking Him to meet our needs or to provide for our wants, and we end up doing all of the talking and we don’t take the time to listen to Him.  Interestingly, recently a prominent talk show host, Joy Behar, a host of the television show The View, accused Vice President Mike Pence of being mentally ill because he says that God speaks to him.  Interestingly, Behar, who claims to be a Catholic, has no concept of what the Vice President means at all when he says that God speaks to him.  He has never indicated or said that God speaks audibly to him and most Christians who pray and follow Christ know that there are a variety of ways that God speaks to us:  through His Word, the Bible, through circumstances in our lives, through hurt and pain, through other people and through the “still small voice” that we hear in our hearts and minds.  And these are just a few.  Well, I’m challenging us to listen to God as He speaks to us especially through this Lenten season and ask Him to make His plans and His will clear to us.  I don’t believe that makes me mentally ill, because, to be honest with you, I’ve heard God speak to me many, many times throughout my life and it has never been an audible voice.  And if we’re going to be disciples of Christ, then we have to listen to Him because He has something incredible for us.  Look at it with me.

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The Kingdom of Heaven

There are a number of times in Matthew’s gospel account that he talks about the kingdom of heaven.  There are many things that he quoted Jesus as saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like . . .” and then He went on to relate the kingdom of heaven to different things that people could understand.  “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;” “the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed;” “the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field;” “the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake;” “the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.”  Over and over Jesus spoke to the crowds, but more specifically to his disciples to help them to understand more about the kingdom of heaven.  So as we are talking about having a conversation with God during this Lenten season, and as we talked about the kingdom of heaven this past Sunday, just what does all of this have to do with us here today in 2018?  Look with me briefly as some of the things that He said and let’s talk about this a bit.

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Lent 2018

It is not a tradition that we commemorate much in our denomination.  Growing up we never celebrated it or talked about it at church and when I heard the word the only thing that I knew about “Lent” was that I had some friends at school who would “give something up for Lent.”  Honestly, I had no idea what in the world it was all about.  I can barely remember that someone was “giving up chocolate for Lent” or someone else was “giving up sodas for Lent.”  I didn’t understand it, why were they giving something up?  It wasn’t until I became a pastor and began to read materials that were provided for me that I discovered this tradition of Lent and it really wasn’t until over 10 years later that I began to occasionally incorporate it into my preaching calendar.  I still do not pursue Lent every year, (perhaps I should do so more regularly), but there are times when I see a great value in doing it.  This year as you can deduce, I am celebrating Lent and we will be on a journey, beginning tonight, Ash Wednesday, through Lent.  Let me explain . . .


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