Readings for Fourth Sunday of Lent

Light for the world, dispelling spiritual darkness.

Collect: Fourth Sunday in Lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore gives us this bread, that he may lie in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

1 Samuel 16: 1-13 . . . Samuel sees beyond outward appearances to choose the least likely son of Jesse to anoint as king

Psalm 23 . . . A Song From the Flock of God.

Ephesians 5:8-14 . . . Paul explains that the Christian’s life must be characterized by the light of holiness.

John 9:1-41 . . . a blind man gains sight and worships Jesus.

A Sermon for the fourth Sunday of Lent

Will Willimon is a bishop in the United Methodist Church and one of the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world. He is also a prolific author, having written more than 60 books. Will has something to say. In this sermon from John 9:1-41 he has something to say about the Man Born Blind, and how his encounter with Jesus moves him from darkness to light