Good Friday

Good Friday.18 “Finished” John 19:30 Wow—that’s a whole lot of Scripture there! What to preach on? Well, this one verse jumps out at me: “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “Finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His Spirit.” and from that

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday.18 “Two Views of the Supper” Mark 14:12-26 There are two views of the Lord’s Supper, widely held in Christendom today. The first view is supernatural and sees that the Lord’s Word makes the bread His very Body and the wine His very blood for us

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Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday

Sunday of the Passion.18 “Holy Hatred” John 12:20-43 It has long been a goal of mine—not a major goal, really, more of a “side project, work on it when you have some spare time,” kind of thing—to restore hate to an honored place among the Christian virtues.

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5th Sunday in Lent

Lent 5.18 “Amazed and Afraid” Mark 10:32-45 “Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid.” Why?! Why amazed and why afraid? And could that be some kind of

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4th Sunday in Lent

Lent 4.18 “Snake-bit” John 3:14-21 So with this famous Gospel passage we see the heart of the Christian Faith—how it works. And while the words are simple and familiar and the message entirely straightforward, most of Christendom does not seem to get it, throughout the previous centuries

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