In the Wilderness

A small band of members braved the ice and cold on March 1 to worship God and celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  Pastor Karen Witt preached on Mark 1:9-15, in which the gospel writer described in just a few words Jesus’ baptism, temptation in the wilderness, and start of his ministry.  Karen focused much of her sermon on the short but loaded verse 12:  “At once the Spirit drove [Jesus] into the wilderness ….”   Like Jesus we also may spend time in a wilderness — depression, loneliness, separation, illness, pain, unemployment … the list is long — and sometimes the Spirit drives us there.  Knowing Jesus has been there before can sustain us and give us hope.  Karen’s message is a thought-provoking way to open our hearts for lent.

PPC Sermon 3-1-15

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