Tag Archives: Gospel

Sharing the good news

John 20:19-23 In hours and days after Jesus’ crucifixion, those who followed him were lost for words. How could it happen that Jesus was crucified? It didn’t make any sense that a man hailed as king one day, would be … Continue reading

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Seeing and believing

Luke 24:1-11 Sometimes seeing isn’t always believing. Eyes have been known to play tricks. But when seeing is combined with feeling and hearing, one should consider the possibility that what has been seen, heard and felt is true. Such was … Continue reading

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The light of Christ’s love

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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A silent vigil

Matthew 27:57-66 The day after we remember the crucifixion of Jesus the church remains silent. There is no business to conduct. There is no proclamation other than “Jesus died.” Silence is perhaps the only way we can respond to such … Continue reading

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Victorious

Luke 23:26-49 Convicted. Albeit wrongly, that is the word which describes our Lord’s condition. Jesus was convicted, found guilty. Guilty of what you might ask? Guilty of “our” sins. It had to be this way. Jesus had to be convicted … Continue reading

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An example

John 13:1-35 On the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus. That is how this devotion should begin, and so it does. That is how tonight’s sermon should begin, and so it will. On the night in which he was … Continue reading

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Gathered at the table

Matthew 26:17-30 Gathered around the Passover table, Jesus reclined with his disciples for one final meal, one last teaching moment, one last time to show them the depths to which God was willing to go in order to save his … Continue reading

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Turning the tables

Mark 11:12-25 If Jesus were to enter your church today, what would he find? Would he find a pastor who is diligently leading worship? Would Jesus find pews filled with faithful children of God? If Jesus were to attend the … Continue reading

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Cleansed

Matthew 21:1-17 Not long after Jesus entered Jerusalem he entered the temple. Out in the streets of the city he was showered with shouts of “Hosanna!” as people celebrated his coming. Inside the temple much the same took place that … Continue reading

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Save us

Matthew 21:1-11 As Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, crowds of people greeted him as they would greet their king. They waved palm branches in the air, threw down their cloaks to cover his path, all the while shouting “Hosanna” … Continue reading

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