Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon text: John 12:1-8
...Once upon a time there was a man who had nothing. Then God gave him ten apples. God gave him the first apple so that he would have something to show his gratitude for the other nine. God gave him three apples to eat, three more to trade for shelter, three more to trade for clothing. Then the man looked at the first apple he had received. He knew why God gave him that first one—to give it back to God in thanks—but the apple looked bigger and juicier than all the rest. And the man reasoned that God still had all the other apples in the world ... God didn’t really need his. So the man ate the first apple and gave God the apple core. … Read full sermon here (PDF).