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About Our Speakers:

 

THE REV DR. JIM BROWN served as Executive Pastor at Church of the Messiah for over 20 years, and has been involved in ministry and pastoral counseling for more than 30 years.  He has served the Body of Christ in many ways in various roles in teaching, counseling and coaching.  

THE REV. DAVID JOHNDROW, ordained with World Harvest Ministries, is currently a member of the Big House ministry team.  In the past, he was involved in the Charismatic Renewal in the Episcopal Church.  He has been part of missions teams in Brazil, Korea, and Norway, was a prayer ambassador with The Call, and has written five books. 

VIVIAN HAYES, wife and mother of three, is a Bible teacher, postulant, and seminarian at Trinity School for Ministry.

THE REV. DAVID PETERSON is Senior Pastor at Apostles Lutheran Church in Chesapeake, VA, and has over 30 years of experience in ministry and chaplaincy.  He is the author of Journey to Forgiveness: 21 Milestones to Freedom.

FR. NIGEL MUMFORD is an author and international speaker, and founder of “By His Wounds” healing ministry.  He served in the UK’s Royal Marine Commandos and ministers with the Welcome Home Initiative for veterans suffering from PTSD or moral injury.

February 21

Deny Ourselves

The Rev. Dr. Jim Brown

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February 28

Taking Up Our Cross

The Rev. David Johndrow

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March 6

Following Him

Vivian Hayes

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March 13

Following Him by
Forgiving 
the Way
H
e Forgave

The Rev. David Peterson

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March 20

Following Him by Becoming an Instrument of God's Healing

Fr. Nigel Mumford

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Our 2024 Lent Lecture Series is based on the passage from Mark 8:34: And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 

The words of Augustine describe the purpose of Lent: "We must empty ourselves of all that fills us so that we may be filled with what we are empty of." The 40 days of Lent serve as a time of emptying ourselves of things of the world, to be filled with a deeper appreciation of the profound significance of Christ's life, suffering, death, and resurrection.

 

Resurrection Sunday is much more meaningful
and joyous when we walk with Jesus through
Good Friday. In the same way, participation in
the 40 days of Lent enables us to receive the
fullness of all that Christ did for us on Palm
Sunday, at the Passover Meal,  the washing of
the disciples' feet, His betrayal and arrest, the
mockery of His trial, the tremendous beating He took,
then finally, being nailed to a cross and laid in a tomb.
Then on the third day He rose from the de
ad, proving the truth of His
earlier declaration:  I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. 

 

By walking with Christ through these final days of His earthly life, we can embrace the extent of His sacrifice for us and the depth of God's love for us.

The theme for our 2024 Lenten lecture series is based on the passage from Mark 8:34:  And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”  The Words of Augustine describe the purpose of Lent:  We must empty ourselves of all that fills us so that we may be filled with what we are empty of.  The 40 days of Lent serve as a time of emptying ourselves of things of the world, to be filled with a deeper appreciation of the profound significance of Christ's life, suffering, death, and resurrection.  By walking with Christ through the final days of His earthly life, we can embrace the extent of His sacrifice for us and the depth of God's love for us.  

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