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What Does Jesus Look Like?
Good Friday

from the book
First Lesson Cycle A Sermons for Lent and Easter

Tony S. Everett

Isaiah 52:13--53:12


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Jenny had spent the past half hour working quietly all by herself at the art table in her Sunday school classroom. This was unusual behavior for any three-year-old child, but for this gregarious extrovert it was extraordinary. When class time was over, Jenny's parents came in to take her to the sanctuary for worship.

"Come on Jenny, it's time for church," said Mom. Jenny just shook her head and continued with her crayon drawing.

"Jenny, we have to get moving," added her father.

"Just a minute, I'm almost done," Jenny pleaded.

With a familiar sigh and a quick glance at her watch, Mom told Jenny, "Okay, just one minute. But hurry up. What are you drawing that's so important anyway?"

"I'm drawing a picture of Jesus," exclaimed Jenny proudly.

Shaking his head Jenny's dad said, "Jenny, nobody knows exactly what Jesus looks like."

"They will in a minute!" proclaimed Jenny, and got back to work.

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This Good Friday sermon, What Does Jesus Look Like?, is based on Isaiah 52:13--53:12 and relates to Good Friday of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Show-and-Tell. 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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