The season of Lent is a time for us to face together the brokenness of our lives and our world, and then turn that brokenness over to Christ so that we can be restored by him through the cross. Written by seminary professor Joel Biermann, each service in the series focuses on certain event in the Lenten story and takes a good, hard look at a broken element from that particular story. Coming to an understanding of how each of these broken elements in these services leads to restoration in Christ is key to understanding what it ultimately means to live today as new creations in Christ.

 

Ash Wednesday - Broken Hearts Restored” • Joel 2:12-14

Our hearts are broken in sorrow over sin; Christ restores our hearts through his forgiveness.  To hear this sermon, click here

 

Week 1 - “Broken Vessel Restored” • Mark 14:1-9

A broken vessel holds costly perfume; we are broken vessels restored when Christ pays the price for us on the cross.  To hear this sermon, click here

 

Week 2 -“Broken Trust Restored” • Matthew 26:14-25

Judas breaks his trust with Jesus by betraying him; our broken trust is restored through the sacrifice of Christ.  To hear this sermon, click here

 

Week 3 -“Broken Bread Restored” • John 6:48-58

Bread is broken at the Last Supper; we are restored through the Bread of Life, Jesus.

 

Week 4 -“Broken Promises Restored” • Matthew 26:69-75

Peter’s broken promises to never deny Jesus are restored by the surpassing love of Christ.

 

Week 5 -“Broken Justice Restored” • 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

A broken justice system put Jesus on the cross; we are restored when by his death we are declared not guilty.

 

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