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Repentance is a key theme of the season of Lent. Repentance means to turn around.  The significant Scripture for Lent is the verse we sang earlier before the Gospel:  “Return to the Lord your God for he is gracious and merciful.” Repentance is turning and also includes the idea of a change of mind and heart and life.  The Gospel of Luke talks about repentance.  Last Sunday we heard Jesus warn those who refused to repent.  And right before our Gospel reading today we have two stories about repentance – involving a lost sheep and a lost coin — and the joy that heaven experiences when a sinner repents – or turns back to God – and has a change of heart and mind and life. (more…)

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I Corinthians 10:1-13

Luke 13:1-9

Sometimes people will come up and say, I have a question for you. . . (more…)

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The most important event in the life of Jesus is his death in Jerusalem on a cross.  If there is one thing we would want anyone to know about Jesus and what he did, we would want them to know that he died for us!  This is the thing that matters.  For Jesus and for us, this is the important moment. It is the “crux” of the story.  It’s the thing we believe about Jesus that saves us. (more…)

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