The Mark of a Christian

Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all out of the Temple

John 2:15
Exodus 20:1-17; Psalms 19:8-11; I Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Lent, B

Several years ago, a 98-year-old woman who had been a volunteer for a prison ministry and other service organizations passed on to her Eternal Reward. For twenty solid, persistent years she had brought encouragement and new hope to prisoners, shut-ins, and persons from all walks of life who were experiencing loneliness and despair. Over the years she had led countless people into the Community of Christ. At her funeral, an ex-offender gave the following tribute to this remarkable Christian woman who had changed his life:

I met her, only once, although I talked to her on the telephone almost every week for fifteen years while I was in prison. Our telephone talks and her letters led me to the Lord, and kept me sane! Then, through a series of miracles, I was put on work release, then on parole (long before I was due for it). When I got out she put me in touch with people who found me a place to live,…

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