Sermon, Easter 2018, “To my God and to your God” John 20 vs. 1-18

If you have ever watched a movie with a younger child then you will no doubt recall certain scenes in the movie where the child speaks directly to the characters on the screen. Usually it is warning one character not to do something because the child is able to see that around that corner, or […]

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Sermon, Good Friday, 2018 “The Passover Lamb” John 19 vs. 31-42

Today we stand at one-half of the mystery that lies at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus death. By Sunday we will mark the second half, his resurrection, but first we must address his death for it is critically essential to what we believe.  His death was witnessed by his mother and her friends. This […]

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Sermon Maundy Thursday, 2018 John 19 vs. 23-30

Our Scripture reading tonight is not the one we are used to for Maundy Thursday. Normally we read about Jesus in the Upper Room washing his disciples’ feet and breaking bread and drinking wine with them in what we have come to know as the Lord’s Supper. The Narrative Lectionary in its journey through John […]

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Sermon, March 25th, 2018 “A Sign of the Times” John 19 vs. 19b-22

Each of the gospels tells the story of Holy Week somewhat differently. They begin of course where we are today—marking the beginning of the week occasioned by Jesus entry into Jerusalem.  We know the story of this day so well—with Jesus riding on the foul of a donkey or mule, the waving of palm branches, […]

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Sermon, March 18, 2018. “Condemn your own *** King” John 19 vs. 1-16a

There is a television viewing phenomena that has emerged in recent years known as “binge watching”. It is where you subscribe to a channel, such as Netflix for example, where you are able to watch a whole season of a particular TV show and do that even in one sitting of weekend-long viewing if you […]

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Sermon, March 11th, 2018 “Having enough apples to make a case” John 18 vs. 28-40

With the Narrative Lectionary having us read the Scripture passages normally left until Holy Week you may well be wondering what will be left by the time we get there. It is only two more Sundays though and the gospel according to John has many, many stories to introduce us to the life of Jesus.  […]

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