Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Emmaus Road

Luke 24:13-35 The road to Emmaus, as traveled by two disciples, was one of abandoned hope and broken hearts. Early in the week they greeted Jesus as their king. Days later, Jesus was crucified. Instead of their King’s triumph, they … Continue reading

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Darkness overcome – He is risen!

John 20:1-18 “Early in the morning while it was still dark.” That is when Mary Magdalene went to visit Jesus’ tomb. It is likely she had no idea what she would do when she got there. The great stone would … Continue reading

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Forsaken

Mark 15:20-39 Jesus let out a loud cry. After speaking words of forsakenness from Psalm 22, Jesus cried out and took in his last breath. With the exhale came his cry, a cry of relief, an exclamation of deliverance. Finally, … Continue reading

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The upper room

John 13:1-38, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 If we were in the upper room the night Jesus was handed over, we would have been in the same boat as the apostles. There is no way they could have imagined the unfolding of … Continue reading

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By what authority?

Mark 11:27-33 The day after Jesus drove the merchants and traders out of the temple, the chief priests, scribes and elders of the temple put Jesus on the spot, questioning his authority to do such things. They expected a direct … Continue reading

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Hosanna!

Luke 19:29-48 The Passion of our Lord, as it is read to the people of God, brings with it a range of emotions. In the early moments of the reading, crowds of people line the road that leads into the … Continue reading

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Our thankful response

Hebrews 9:1-14 The Lutheran Church, like many others, is one of tradition. If you doubt this, ask a member of any congregation why it is they do something in a particular way. You will likely be met with the response, … Continue reading

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Welcome to God’s table

1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Three young men, boys really, but mature for their age. These three each expressed a desire to know more about the Sacrament of the Altar, although that is not what they called it. They wanted to know … Continue reading

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Make no distinctions

James 2:1-13 The hypothetical situation lifted up by James, that of two men from widely differing circumstances coming into the assembly, is something that happens often in the life of the Church. People from all walks of life, rich and … Continue reading

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