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The writer of Hebrews calls... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 2003
The writer of Hebrews calls the faithful to hold fast to what is right without wavering.
Sometimes Bible translations convey unintended... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 2000
Sometimes Bible translations convey unintended humor.
A little boy and his... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 2000
A little boy and his mother were going out the door after a worship service one Sunday morning.
Jesus suffered and died at... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 2000
Jesus suffered and died at the hands of unjust people, yet the manner of his death illustrated his i
In that wonderful old movie... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 2000
In that wonderful old movie, High Noon, Gary Cooper is Will Kane, marshal of a small rough town on t
Human depravity is fully exposed... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 2000
Human depravity is fully exposed -- on this day.
Tamara was eight years old... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 2000
Tamara was eight years old.
The unfaithfulness of Christians tarnishes... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 2000
The unfaithfulness of Christians tarnishes the image of Christ in the world.
The ancient Romans knew how... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 2000
The ancient Romans knew how to provide spectacles for the people, in the Coliseum and in the streets
In Charles Dickens' book A... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
In Charles Dickens' book A Tale Of Two Cities the hero is saved from death by a friend who is willi
What about that piece of... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
What about that piece of wood nailed over the body of the dying Jesus almost 2,000 years ago?
As unlikely as it may... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
As unlikely as it may seem, sometimes in the midst of great suffering and pain, our minds may be fl
In the city of Baku... -- Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
In the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, there is an ancient palace, built of solid stone, which is now a m
Life is hard a woman... -- Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
"Life is hard" a woman said to her pastor. The pastor was aware of her situation.
Throned upon the awful tree... -- Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
"Throned upon the awful tree, King of grief, I watch with thee.
Throughout the night we have... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
Throughout the night we have come, keeping vigil,watching, waiting in the in-between --
If there is a time... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
If there is a time when we need to encourage or be encouraged it is Good Friday.
Even though the news was... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
Even though the news was somewhat inevitable, it still came as a bit of a shock to the group.
Seven-year-old Chris was... -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
Seven-year-old Chris was overheard talking to his younger sister as she struggled unsuccessfully to
The doctrine of the vicarious... -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
The doctrine of the vicarious atonement is one of the oldest teachings in Christendom.
It was a common view... -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
It was a common view in the ancient world that suffering was punishment for one's sins.
Canon Bryan Green used to... -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
Canon Bryan Green used to say we live in an age when people are no longer attracted to Christianity
In the play Othello, William... -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Good Friday - B -- 1994
In the play Othello, William Shakespeare writes: "The robb'd that smiles steals something from the t
With his stripes we are... -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
"With his stripes we are healed ..." A number of years ago, the Rockefeller Foundation reported on a
Lindy is 24 years old... -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
Lindy is 24 years old.

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In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” (vv. 14-16)

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It was a new church for Sam. It was his grandmother's church, and because Sam loved his grandmother, he sat on the edge of the pew and tried hard to listen. "Are you saved?" the preacher asked from the pulpit far away. Sam remembered when he had saved pennies for a new plant for Mother on Mother's Day. "Maybe Mother saved pennies for me," Sam thought. The preacher continued, "Will you give your heart to Jesus?" Sam wondered where his heart was. But if Jesus needed Sam's heart he would be glad to give it.
Elizabeth Achtemeier
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David T. Ball
Jesus in the temple -- oh, didn't he show those money-changers who were desecrating the temple grounds with their money-grubbing business? Not to mention the mess that all the livestock were making! Out! Out! Out! He cleared them all out, those traders in things that didn't belong in God's house. And he had every right to do it, we tend to think. Serves them right, despoiling sacred space with their commerce -- profiting off of the desire of the faithful to do something pleasing to God. Exploitation. Good riddance!

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