Giving Up And Giving In


Luke 13:3,5
Luke 13:1-9

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic


On a Sunday in March, a mother and her sixteen-year-old daughter were returning home from Church after listening to a sermon on Lent. “I still don’t understand what Lent is all about,” said the daughter. “Look at it this way,” said her mother. “During Lent, you’re supposed to try extra hard to improve your conduct and be a better person. Lent is a time to realize that it’s wise to live every day as if it were your last.” “But Mother,” the daughter replied, “I tried that once and you grounded me.”

Then there is the story of a father trying to explain Lent to his ten-year-old son. At one point, the father said, “You ought to give up something for Lent, something you will really miss, like candy.” The boy thought for a moment, then asked, “What are you giving up, Father?” “I’m giving up liquor,” the father replied. “But before dinner you were drinking something,” the boy protested. “Yes, but that was…

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