Lenten Lectionary | Wilderness Living

Lenten Lectionary | Wilderness Living

I heard a horn honk from behind. I turned the car on and moved up the six feet. We were inching closer to getting swabbed again. This site was giving rapid tests and by the time you finished the winding journey down the street, in front of the urgent care and to the...
Bracing to Face COVID-19 Wilderness – Again

Bracing to Face COVID-19 Wilderness – Again

Wilderness, again. This was the response of a pastor friend of mine this past February when we entered our second COVID-Lent. It was a sentiment shared by many pastors. Of course, it was during Lent of 2020 that the world shut down. At that time, the lectionary texts...

What Does the Future Hold for Small Churches?

Gil Rendle’s book, “Journey in the Wilderness: New Life for Mainline Churches,” compares where the church is today with the wilderness journey Moses and the Israelites were on for 40 years.  Near the end of the book, Rendle specifically addresses the...

The Test

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston Salem, N.C. Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13 A woman brought home a very expensive dress.  Her husband asked, “Why did you buy that dress, dear?  You know we can’t afford it.”  She responded, “Well honey,...

Following Jesus in the Wilderness

A Sermon by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock , Ar. Luke 4:1-13 4Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all...