October 4, 2015
Mark 10:2-16
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Job 1:1; 2:1-10
Psalm 26

Wounded In Our Thoughts

First Sunday in Lent

from the book
Wounded For Us
Scriptural Cures For Our Wounds: Lenten/Easter Resources

C. David Hogsett

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Sermon Notes

Bad tapes (bad programs)

Poor self-image

Self-centeredness (pride)

Bad information

Rut thinking (not open to new information)


Negative input

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God -- what is good and acceptable and perfect.
--aRomans 12:2


Wounded In Our Thoughts
Isaiah 50:4-9; James 3:1-12; Matthew 27:27-31

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This First Sunday in Lent sermon, Wounded In Our Thoughts, is based on Isaiah 50:4-9 and relates to First Sunday in Lent of Cycle of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Wounded For Us . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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