November 2, 2014
Matthew 5:1-12
1 John 3:1-3
Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 22

Pilate Pops The Question

Good Friday

from the book
Sermons On The Gospel Readings
For Sundays In Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany


Frank G. Honeycutt



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I ran across a story recently of a pastor from South Africa who had just finished his first year of ministry as a pastor in the United States. He had served congregations in two countries and gotten a pretty good idea of the challenges facing the church in both places. When asked to compare and contrast the two settings, he had this to say: "I am still trying to come to terms with a culture where Mother's Day and Father's Day are more obligatory days of church attendance than is Good Friday."1

Where are you from? I was in Boston several years ago for my brother's wedding. My older brother walked into a convenience store and asked for something in his thick Tennessee accent. The cashier audibly laughed, physically turned, and yelled toward the stockroom, "Hey, Marge! Come on out here and listen to this guy talk!"

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This Good Friday sermon, Pilate Pops The Question, is based on John 18:1--19:42 and relates to Good Friday of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The Gospel Readings . 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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