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.”