REVIVE: A Lenten Journey to New Life

The Resurrection of Jesus invites all of humanity into new life. As First United Methodist Church Clinton goes through a period of discernment on the topic of disaffiliation, may we remember that Jesus Christ offers revival and awakening to us. In fact, the season of Lent with which we are in beckons us into a time of such revival though repentance, prayer, and a focus on the new life Jesus offers us as we move closer to the Resurrection. This sermon series will be unique in that it has been arranged to resemble an extended revival, with different guest preachers every Sunday of the Lenten season. Below is the schedule.

March 5, 2023: The Call of Abram –  Rev. Dr. Bob Rambo


Genesis 12:1-9

The Call of Abram

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.[a]
I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.”[b]

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the peoplethey had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.

Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abramand said, “To your offspring[c] I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.

Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev

Traditions Service

Connections Service