Category Archives: Holy Week

Easter 2: Where to Go

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Ever have your doubts? Of course you do. You’ve waited for personal revelation. You’ve hoped to have an experience, perhaps without the tragedy and hardship that comes in life. We’d like … Continue reading

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Easter Festival: 8th Day

Alleluia! Christ is risen!  His is risen indeed!  Alleluia!  The suffering and death of one man on a Friday afternoon was the greatest moment in the history of this fallen world!  As His death struggle drew to a close Jesus … Continue reading

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The Word Made Flesh, Suffers For You

Joseph bought a linen shroud, and with the help of Nicodemus prepared the body of our Lord. They were powerful, wealthy, and well educated men, they were members of the Sanheidrin, the very group that condemned Christ to death. They … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Exodus 12:1-14, 1 Cor. 11:23-32, John 13:1-17, 31-35 The night before God’s people left Egypt was a horrific and bloody night. Children, cattle, and lambs died. They died because Pharaoh’s heart was hard; because Adam and Eve had eaten the … Continue reading

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For The Lamb Is Slain and Now Begins To Reign

Good Friday: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ-Parts  (though with different readers for parts than noted) Behold, the Lamb of God. Lambs had a very specific purpose for God’s people. They were there to shed their blood because it was the … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday: The Lord Who Serves You

Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Cor. 11:23-32; John 13:1-15, 31-35 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. This night at 6pm does indeed start the Passover. As from the beginning in Genesis days were … Continue reading

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Palm and Passion: The Whirl Wind Tour

It’s a victory parade. That’s what the palms proclaim at least. Palms were cut to wave and proclaim victory after a great battle or even after the Olympic events in Greece they were given as prizes as the wreaths were … Continue reading

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Midweek Lent 5: Incarnation to Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1-6 In the reading from Isaiah 49, the speaker calls us to attention: “Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar.” Are you listening? Who is it that is speaking? Listen and hear again, “The … Continue reading

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Transfiguration – The Sneak Preview

Transfiguration: Mark 9:2-9, 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Cor. 3:12-4:6 In the story of the ugly duckling, the true beauty of the swan is revealed in the end. Until the beautiful swan is recognized for whom he truly is, he is … Continue reading

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Doubts, Fear, and Hiding. Peace.

Reading: John 20:19-31 (Acts 5:29-42) Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Ever have your doubts? Of course you do. You’ve waited for personal revelation. You’ve hoped to have an experience, perhaps without the tragedy and hardship, of … Continue reading

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