Ash Wednesday

Sermon Notes:

Matthew 4:2

John Piper reminds us, “If we don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied.”

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10 [ESV]

Symbolism of Ashes

Genesis 3:19, Ecclesiastes 3:20, Ecclesiastes 12:7

  • Frailty or Death (Genesis 18:27)
  • Sadness or Mourning (Esther 4:3)
  • Judgment (Lamentations 3:16)
  • Repentance (Jonah 3:6)

Romans 6:1-11

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Job 42:4-6

John 12:27

 

 

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