Date: March 25, 2012
Liturgical Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon Title: Destruction or security; loving or hating; losing or keeping . . . which is better?
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/120325_-_Knox.mp3|titles=Destruction or security; loving or hating; losing or keeping . . . which is better?]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/120325_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=Destruction or security; loving or hating; losing or keeping . . . which is better?]
In the spirit of full disclosure I feel that I should mention that I changed the sermon title from Loving or hating; losing or keeping . . . which is better? to what you see above, on the fly today. I don’t tend to do that kind of thing very often. I am a firm believer in the proverb that goes something like, “Don’t change your mind in the dark from what you decided in the light”; not, I hasten to add, that preaching is in anyway me being in the dark!
These sermons are based on the Gospel lesson for today which it came to me is primarily about complete transformation; about us undergoing a change from one thing to another thing that is as dramatic as the transition of seed to plant. The problem with the transition is as dramatic as the transition from death to life . . . and we don’t like that level of transition very often. The thing to remember, and the thing I was trying to highlight today, is that this transformation, this transition isn’t just dramatic, it is real.
We are almost out of Lent and into the liturgical season of Easter. May your Lenten observations, whatever they may be, continue to feed your soul until Easter Sunday, when all is life and light and goodness.