Maundy Thursday 3-29-19

By |2018-07-11T17:52:21-05:00March 30th, 2018|

Date: March 29, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 116:1, 10-17, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 |

"The Continuity of Remembrance" Cited Sources: William Yarchin, http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2763. Chris Gehrz, Christianity Today, https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/may-web-only/memorial-day-do-this-in-remembrance.html. Ralph W. Klein, Working Preacher, http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2417. Terence E. Fretheim, Working Preacher, http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=879. Timothy J. Sandoval, Working Preacher, http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3593. Jan Richardson, Painted Prayer Book, http://paintedprayerbook.com/2018/03/26/holy-thursday-at-the-table-speaking-of-love/.
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Good Friday 4-14-17

By |2018-07-11T17:53:56-05:00April 14th, 2017|

Date: April 14, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1-19:42 |

One of the most commonly asked questions of skeptics is, “Why would a loving God allow his Son to die?” The truth is, it’s not simply skeptics who ask this question; at some time every believer asks, “Why?” Interestingly, however, very few people seems to ask the question, “Why would a loving God send His son, to be born, preach, minister, heal and deliver?” We all like that part of the narrative, but the crucifixion demands deeper exploration – “why did the Son of God have to die?” The crucifixion of Jesus, which spilled the
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Palm Sunday 4-9-17

By |2018-07-11T17:54:00-05:00April 9th, 2017|

Date: April 9, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 21:1-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Matthew 26:14- 27:66 |

The Passion Narrative embodies nearly two chapters of Matthew’s Gospel, as it does in Mark and Luke and even more in John. Why did the Gospel writers feel the need to go into such detail to describe something that anyone living in the first century would have known well – that crucifixion was a horrible, agonizing death? The Passion Narratives bring into focus the depth of betrayal, the wide conspiracy to silence and kill the Son of God, the scheming and evil which led to His crucifixion. These same passages highlight the fulfillment of prophecy
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