Lent 2021

Life After Suffering
Feb. 21, 2021 – March 28, 2021

Lent: a season of repentance, fasting, and reflection. But honestly? This whole year has already felt like one long Lent. This year, we will look carefully for the signs of joy, hope, and new life emerging from the traditional texts, and just this once to get ahead of ourselves as we anticipate Easter and resurrection.

Message line-up:

Dead or Alive?
Pastor Scott Austin

There is no better foundation for our endeavor to find life in the midst of our suffering than the idea that Christ himself suffered for all, that even in death, every person could be made alive in spirit. And although our circumstances are beyond our control, making a godly response to them is something we can all work toward.

1 Peter 3:18–22, Genesis 9:8–17, Mark 1:9–15
Rebuking the Suffering
Pastor Scott Austin

When Jesus began to speak openly about the suffering he would endure, one of his followers rebuked him. But Jesus told him in no uncertain terms that suffering would be part of the bargain: not just for Jesus, but for anyone who would follow him.

Mark 8:31–38
Destroy Your Temple, and Raise it Up Again
Pastor Scott Austin

Jesus's ministry upset many people, especially those who were deeply invested in the religious and economic status quo. When they challenged him, he predicted his own death—and foreshadowed the destruction of the temple. Would we be willing to tear down our own temples if we knew we could raise them up to something new?

John 2:13–22, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25
Lent 4B
Dr. Kristen Brown
Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21
Lent 5B
Pastor Scott Austin
Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12, Psalm 119:9-16, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33
Lent 6B
Pastor Scott Austin

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