Tag Archives: Holy Week

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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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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Keeping vigil

Luke 23:50-56 What do you do when you feel all hope is lost? When dreams are crushed we are devastated. When we lose someone who is dear, we grieve. When all of this comes at once, there is no direction … Continue reading

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Washing feet

John 13:1-17 Dirty, filthy feet. That is what our Lord stooped so low to wash; the dirty, filthy feet of his closest companions. These are the feet of the twelve who dared take Jesus up on his invitation to follow … Continue reading

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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 questioned his authority. It is not likely any of these temple authorities were around the day … Continue reading

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Cleansed

Mark 11:12-19 Yesterday we waved palms, shouted “Hosanna!” and greeted our King with exuberance. So, what of today? The procession has ended; the excitement died down, and life has returned to normal. Well, that may also be what the citizens … 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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