This Week's Sermon

February 25, 2018

B14.2: The Second Sunday in Lent, Year B

Jim Somerville

Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches his most-requested sermon, “The Class of ’77,” based on this week’s Gospel lesson from Mark 8:31-38. It begins with a request from his class correspondent at the Phillips Exeter Academy, asking for an update on his life, but Somerville is reluctant if only because when he compares his life with the successful and glamorous lives of his classmates, “the competition is just too intense.”

Our Preachers

Will Willimon is a retired bishop in the United Methodist Church, a powerful preacher, and a prolific author. His most recent book is: Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism.

Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (USA), the author of Crazy Christians, and one of the most sought-after preachers in America.

Amy Butler is the Senior Minister of the Riverside Church in New York City and a popular preacher, speaker, and writer. Her new book will be published in early 2018 by Random House.

Brian McLaren is a speaker, an activist, and bestselling author of More Ready than you Realize, We Make the Road by Walking, and, most recently, The Great Spiritual Migration.

Also featuring:

Lauren Winner, David Lose, MaryAnn McKibben Dana, Andrew Foster Connors, Grace Imathiu, Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, Claudio Carvalhaes, Brian Blount, Barbara Lundblad, Richard Ward, Luke Powery, Michael Renninger, Carla Pratt Keyes, Rachel May, Jason Micheli, Tracy Hartman, Mandy England Cole, Valerie Carter, Derik Jones, Steve Eason, Richard Voelz, Sue Eaves, Courtney Allen, and Jim Somerville