Tag Archives: Lent

Sermon: Ashes and Valentines

A short sermon for yesterday evening’s Circuit Ash Wednesday Service. Joel 2:12-17 Easter, and therefore Ash Wednesday, is early this year. One of the curious results is that this year Ash Wednesday is followed by Valentine’s Day, which is, as … Continue reading

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Sermon: ‘The world’s tempestuous sea’

First Sunday in Lent, Year A Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 Note: this sermon is a development of an earlier post in the light of the Japanese earthquake/tsunami. It draws on material originally written on the occasion of … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Lord, who throughout these forty days

This week’s hymn is particularly appropriate for the First Sunday in Lent. Based on the Gospel account of Jesus’ temptations, it was written by Claudia Hernaman as a children’s hymn, and first published in 1873. The hymn’s first appearance in … Continue reading

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Forty days

Today is Ash Wednesday and the first day of the season of Lent. Lent, as everybody knows, is forty days long, only if you count the days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Saturday on a calendar you will find there … Continue reading

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The Unreconciled

Big thumbs up to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) for the excellent Lent resource they have produced in partnership with BBC radio. Archway Bible Study starts up again next Thursday (like me they had a sabbatical) and I … Continue reading

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