It’s Self-inspection Time!

Repent, and believe the Good News

Mark. 1:15
Genesis 9:8-15; Psalms 25:4-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15

Sermon Week/Year

First Sunday of Lent, B

There’s an amusing story of a farmer who owned a very beautiful horse of which he was very proud. One day he rode him into town and carefully tied the animal to the hitching post in front of the general store. Two thieves, passing through the town, spied the handsome horse and decided to steal it. They also decided on a clever strategy to carry out their plan. One of them untied the horse and rode swiftly away. The other remained by the post. When the farmer emerged from the store and saw that his horse was gone, he was about to shout for help when the conspirator walked up to him. In a sad, low tone he said, “Sir, I am your horse. Years ago I sinned, and for my sins I was punished. I was changed into a horse. Today my sentence is over, and I can be released if you will be so kind.” The farmer was dumbfounded, yet touched by the…

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