These series follows from our meditation throughout Epiphany, when the Messiah was made known to us. Throughout Lent, we will be challenged to deepen our faith in God afresh.
Beginning with Ash Wednesday, we remind ourselves of our mortality. We are then invited to journey through the wilderness to reexamine the struggle of our will to follow Him; to reconsider the fruitfulness of our lives; to confront our sense of unworthiness as people who are ‘lost’; and express once again a Grace that is costly not only for God but also for us in these trying times.
While these thoughts may seem very heavy on the “law”, the Gospel is proclaimed in a way that surprises us with grace: from how God desires to gather us back to Him; how He gives us time to return to Him and bear fruit again; how He embraces us even though we are unworthy; and in the example of Jesus accepting Mary’s costly offering,
The deepening of our faith merely opens us up to appreciate God’s surprising grace in our lives anew, which empowers us to press on especially when times are hard.
All events are open, so all are welcome – please feel free to invite your loved ones.
|14 Feb||Wilderness Christianity||OT: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
NT: Romans 10:8b-13
Gospel: Luke 4:1-13
|Rev. Thomas Low|
|21 Feb||God’s Desire vs. Human Will||OT: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18
NT: Philippians 3:17-4:1
Gospel: Luke 23:31-35
|Rev. Dr. Sivin|
|28 Feb||Barrenness or Fruitfulness||OT: Isaiah 55:1-9
NT: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
|06 Mar||No Longer Worthy?||OT: Joshua 5:9-12
NT: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
|Rev. Dr. Sivin|
|13 Mar||Costly Grace||OT: Isaiah 43:16-21
NT: Philippians 3:4b-14
Gospel: John 12:1-8
|20 Mar||Palm Sunday: A King With A Difference||OT: Isaiah 50:4-9a
NT: Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel: Luke 19:28-40
|Rev. Phillip Lok|