March 10 – 1st Sunday of Lent (DST)
Cain was warned that sin was crouching at the door; Peter later warned us that the devil prowls around like a roaring lion. There is no denying that there is something horribly wrong with the world, and sadly, many are blind to what it is. On the way to the cross we pass through the first door to reflect on the enemy at the gate.
March 17 – 2nd Sunday of Lent
Jesus uses the example of what should have been a joyous occasion to illustrate an important truth that we often don’t like to talk about. You are either in or out. Once the door closes there is no other opportunity, no second chance, and no do overs. We pause today at the second door to reflect on the finality of judgement.
March 24 – 3rd Sunday of Lent
As scary a thought we looked at last week, this week we stand amazed at God’s grace. Though we live under the threat of Divine wrath, before judgement is exacted, a lone figure stands knocking upon our door. Who can it be, now? It is He who seeks us out, who longs to fellowship with us—even as we shut ourselves into our tiny lives, it is He who calls on us.
March 31 – 4th Sunday of Lent
We stand beside the gate to the sheep pen this morning, and are reminded once more of the many ways in which we are told there is only one way. The cherubim needed guard the only one gate to Eden; Noah installed only one door in his ark; the Passover required only one door to be painted, and the temple had but one door and one could approach the holy of Holies in only there was but one way to the Holy of Holies. One way, there’s no other.
April 7 – 5th Sunday of Lent
It is the door through which the gospel came to the us, and through which we come to Christ—the door of faith. This door presently stands open to all who would enter and we join in praying with Paul that the door remain open, for there are many yet who linger by the threshold of the great door of faith.
April 14 – Palm Sunday
When you are whizzing through the air at over five hundred miles over hour, some six miles up, it is reassuring to know that the door of the aluminium tube in which you sit is secure. If it wasn’t, well, that would suck. We turn our eyes back to Noah this morning, and reflect on the blessed assurance we have when God battens down the hatch
1 Kings 14:21-41
1 Kings 15:1-8
(2 Chron 13:1-14:1a)
1 Kings 15:9-24
(2 Chron 16:11-17:1)
1 Kings 22:1-50;
2 Kings 3:7-27
(2 Chron 17-20:37)
2 Kings 8:16-24)
(2 Chron 21:1-20)
2 Kings 8:25-29; 9:14-29
(2 Chron 22:1-9)
It was a land locked in a perpetual winter, where Christmas never came. For our Advent theme this coming year we will turn to the land of Narnia, and will see the story of the Christ-child woven into the fabric of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
We look forward to having you join with us in a journey through the C.S. Lewis classic and draw out spiritual lessons on the first advent of the King.
December 1 - TBD
December 8 - TBD
December 15- TBD
December 22 - TBD
December 24 - Candlelight Service
December 29 - TBD
Territorial Commander: Commissioner Susan McMillan
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