August 24, 2014
Matthew 16:13-20
Romans 12:1-8
Exodus 1:8--2:10
Psalm 124

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The Marked Man



from the book
Is The Cross Still There?
Nine baptismal sermons


George M. Bass



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The beginning of Lent marks the start of a journey to Jerusalem. That's what it really is, although few of us will actually "go up to Jerusalem" to remember and "see" what happened there 2,000 years ago. In the environs of our congregations and communities, we will "go up" in our worship and the devotions of Lent and recall, as people who have a vital stake in a 2,000-year-old story, the events that Jesus predicted would cost him his life and, at the same time, would put the key to eternal life in the hands of all believers everywhere, in every age.


For one thing, we go up to remember that Jesus was a marked man, and to give thanks for his death. It was God's will that Jesus, his only-begotten Son, should die to save people from sin and death. When Jesus was transfigured on the mountain, God sent a specific message which made this very clear to Christ, as...

This sermon, The Marked Man, is based on Luke 18:31-34. This sermon relating to Luke 18:31-34 is excerpted from the book 'Is The Cross Still There? '. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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