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March 2020 Program Summaries

March 1, 2020 – First Sunday in Lent

Psalm 32:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11
“Tempting Lies” - Sermon Text: Matthew 4:1-11 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

Have you ever been tempted to sin? We all have. And Satan, the father of lies, will lie to us to tempt us to sin. Jesus shows us how to resist temptation by relying on God’s Word for help, strength, and guidance.

 

March 8, 2020 – Second Sunday in Lent

Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-8, 13-17; John 3:1-17
“Good News for You!” - Sermon Text: John 3:1-17 - Rev. William Mueller

John 3:1-17 contain some of the most loved and treasured words of Scripture. We are right to dearly treasure these words! And these aren’t just words on a page, they are a description of how much our God and Savior loves us. This, indeed, is Good News for You!
 

March 15, 2020 – Third Sunday in Lent

Psalm 95:1-9; Romans 5:1-8; John 4:5-15
“Under Construction” - Sermon Text: Romans 5:1-8 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer

Rejoice in the midst of sufferings? Impossible! Unless we understand that God accomplishes miracles in our lives through suffering, how suffering means that our lives are Under Construction.

 

March 22, 2020 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

Psalm 142; Ephesians 5:8-11; John 9:1-7, 13-17, 34-39
“Displaying God’s Works” - Sermon Text: John 9:3 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III

Those who are or will be hospitalized, homebound, in a nursing home, or in some other way limited or restricted can be susceptible to feeling useless. But for the person who has faith in Jesus, no matter what the circumstances are, life always has a purpose. God uses each believer to display His wonderful divine works.

 

March 29, 2020 – Fifth Sunday in Lent

Psalm 130; Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:17-27, 38-53
“Now What?” - Sermon Text: John 11:25-26 - Rev. Thomas Eggold

Death and the horrible separation it brings are not what God intended for His creation and it causes confusion in the most ardent believer. This is what the death of the Lazarus did to his sister Martha. Yet Jesus entered into her confusion and despair and He spoke words of life that changed everything.