Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness resisting the devil's temptations (for us), and teaching us to do the same (for him). Here is my sermon for the First Sunday in Lent on Luke 4:1-13.
Facing Our Wilderness with Jesus: My Sermon on the First Sunday in Lent
"Bright sadness is the true message and gift of Lent." - Alexander Schmemann
As part of my ongoing series of "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises," here is a hymn written by Martin Luther which is a wonderful poem to reflect on for Ash Wednesday.
Psalm 130 reminds us to wait with hope, knowing that morning is coming, that our season of waiting will pass, and that God is with us as we wait and watch.
Happiness in Lent? The psalm appointed for the First Sunday in Lent, Psalm 32, suggests so. Here is a reflection on this psalm.
Here is my sermon on Matthew 4:1-11, preached on the First Sunday in Lent.
Here is my sermon on Psalm 51, preached today, Ash Wednesday.