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Coming Alive Lenten Preaching Sermon Series

Over the next six weeks, we’ll be looking at topics related to things "Coming Alive."  In selecting our preaching texts from the lectionary, I noticed topics related to "Coming Alive" as a recurring theme.  Lent is perfectly positioned on the calendar to help us think about life coming through death.  Winter often feels harsh and cold and barren, but...

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My Lenten Journey

Lent is a season of preparation for Easter. Historically, it was used as the final time of fasting and preparation for baptism by new converts to Christianity. Many of these new believers had been in catechism (instruction and preparation for new Christians) for one to three years! Their preparation climaxed in the Saturday night prayer vigil and the baptismal service just...

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