“Restore Us, O God!” Lent and Easter Sermons

Through this season of Lent, through Holy Week to Easter Sunday, we are calling on God to revive us, to renew us, to restore us. Pastor Michael’s sermons explore various dimensions of our very human experience of faith. This blog will be updated as new sermons are posted.

“We Hunger” (Mar. 5, 2017): Reflecting on our deep longings for sustenance, for security, for significance, in contemplating Matthew’s story of the temptations of Jesus.

“We Wonder” (Mar. 12, 2017): Reflecting on the stories of Abram in Genesis 12 and Nicodemus in John 3—two challenging stories of people being called to risky faith in a mysterious God who doesn’t fit neatly into our boxes.

“We Thirst” (Mar. 19, 2017): Reflecting on our deep thirst for love, as seen in John’s story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.

“We See” (Mar. 26, 2017): Reflecting on the story of the man born blind in John 9, the ways in which we don’t see the world the way it truly is, and how in Jesus we begin to see things clearly.

“We Breathe” (Apr. 2, 2017): Reflecting on our dependence on God even for our very breath, and on looking to God to revive our weary souls with the refreshing wind of God’s Spirit.

“We Hope” (Palm Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017): Reflecting on Matthew’s story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as indicative of our need for hope, satisfied in God.

“We Live” (Easter Sunday, Apr. 16, 2017): Reflecting on John’s “unusually ordinary” story of the resurrected Jesus cooking a breakfast of fish for his disciple, and how this points to the nature of the “life” God desires for us: a life where our humanity is validated, a life where our human needs are fully met.

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