Sermons on Lent

Sermons on Lent

We Believe in The Forgiveness of Sins

Sunday April 10 2022Palm/Passion SundayWe Believe in The Forgiveness of SinsJohn 12: 12-16Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch scripture 12 The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!” 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as…

We Believe In The Communion of Saints

sunday april 3 2022The Fifth Sunday of LentWe Believe in the communion of saintsHebrews 12: 1-2Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was…

We Believe in the Holy Catholic Church

Sunday March 27 2022The FOurth Sunday of LentwE bELIEVE iN tHE hOLY cATHOLIC cHURCHMATTHEW 5:14-16, 16:18 & 1 PETER 2:9-10 NRSVrEV MARY bETH hARDESTY-cROUCH sCRIPTURE 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so…

We Believe In The Holy Spirit

Sunday March 20 2022The Third Sunday of LentWe Believe in the Holy SpiritACTS 2:1-4 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of…

We Believe in Jesus Christ

Sunday March 13 2022The Second Sunday of LentWe BELIEVE IN Jesus ChristPHILIPPIANS 2:5-11 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8 he humbled himself and became obedient…

We Believe in God, the Father Almighty

SUNDAY MARCH 6 2022The First Sunday of LenTWe Believe in God, the Father AlmightyExodus 3: 13-15 NRSVPSalm 19: 1-4a NRSVRev mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 13 But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” He said further, “Thus you shall…

Reflect: Week Six

Sunday March 28 2021Palm/Passion SundayReflect: Week SixI am Forgiven1 John 2:1-2 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch   SCRIPTURE 1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2 NRSV 

Reflect: Week FIve

Sunday march 21 2021Reflect: Week FiveI am a friend of ChristJohn 15:12-17 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch scripture 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I…

Reflect: Week Four

Sunday March 14 2021Reflect: Week FourI Am God’s Co-Worker2 Corinthians 6: 1-13 NIVRev Jessica Wright 10 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2 For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will…

Reflect: Week Three

Sunday March 7 2021Reflect: week 3COMMUNION SUNDAYI AM ABLE TO DO ALL THINGSPhilippians 4:10-13 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 10 I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it. 11 Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to…

Reflect: Week Two

Sunday February 28 2021Reflect: Week TwoI am a Member of Christ’s Body1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-27 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch SCRIPTURE 12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14 Indeed, the body does…

Reflect: Week One

Sunday February 21 2021Reflect: Week OneIn Christ…Saved by Grace Through FaithEphesians 2: 8-9; Galatians 2:16 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast. EPHESIANS 2:8-9 NRSV 16 yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And…