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The recent news of an... -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
The recent news of an execution of a criminal on death row gave the pastor an idea for communicating
Human portraits come from many... -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
Human portraits come from many sources; camera pictures, video and cinematic shots, oils and waterco
This passage of Scripture tells... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
This passage of Scripture tells the passionate story of life ... it has it all.
The events in these chapters... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
The events in these chapters are called often the Passion Story.
These days of our Lord's... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
These days of our Lord's trial and crucifixion -- how momentous, how moving.
I have at least convinced... -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
I have at least convinced myself that few things bring a conversation to a stop more quickly than le
The story is told of... -- Hebrews 10:1-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
The story is told of a young soldier who fought with great passion for Emperor Napoleon.
Today, in various parts of... -- Hebrews 10:1-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
Today, in various parts of the world, there are still those worshipers who seek to appease God with
An old African chieftain shared... -- Hebrews 10:1-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
An old African chieftain shared his motto with a Christian missionary: "When you pass through a jung
There are many memorable scenes... -- Hebrews 10:1-25 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
There are many memorable scenes that come to mind from the movie, Ben Hur.
E. L. Cherbonnier once had... -- Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
E. L.
We read about priesthood in... -- Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
We read about priesthood in the Old Testament and the New Testament Hebrews takes that concept sever
We who follow Christ need... -- Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
We who follow Christ need to remember what the Bible says about him: "Son though he was, he learned
One form of obedience is... -- Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
One form of obedience is to those inner urgings of God that we might "find grace to help in time of
Which is easier to do... -- Hosea 6:1-6 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
Which is easier to do, to make a sacrifice or to show mercy?
I wonder how the modern... -- Hosea 6:1-6 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
I wonder how the modern Christian got hold of the heretical view that if you join the church and rea
Who ever said, and believed... -- Hosea 6:1-6<br> -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
Who ever said, and believed, the only things certain are death and taxes?
Movie actress Bette Davis once... -- Hosea 6:1-6 -- Good Friday - B -- 1991
Movie actress Bette Davis once said about her father: "Daddy in his infinite knowledge always saw th
Easter's personal dimension ...br... -- John 20:1-18 -- Good Friday - B
Easter's personal dimension ...
Only gradually did she realize... -- John 20:1-18 -- Good Friday - B
Only gradually did she realize the gift was for her.
Did you ever wonder why... -- John 20: 1-18 -- Good Friday - B
Did you ever wonder why Mary went to the sepulcher?
Paul Gallico's novel The... -- Isaiah 25:6-9 -- Good Friday - B
Paul Gallico's novel The Poseidon Adventure is an exciting story of a handful of survivors of
John Bunyan in his immortal... -- Isaiah 25:6-9 -- Good Friday - B
John Bunyan in his immortal allegory gave us the story of the pilgrim who set out from the City of D
Most people enjoy a good... -- Isaiah 25:6-9 -- Good Friday - B
Most people enjoy a good party.
In the movie Blowup a... -- Acts 10:34, 37-43 -- Good Friday - B
In the movie "Blowup" a photographer takes a picture which, to his horror and amazement, yields clea

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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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David Kalas
At the beginning of his masterpiece, Paradise Lost, John Milton articulates a part of his task in writing as to “justify the ways of God to men.”1 That may be an ongoing task for us. Fallen humanity is like a perpetual adolescent, always questioning and challenging (and disobeying) the parent. And so there is a continual need for the ways of God to be explained and justified to human beings.
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Exodus 20:1-17
None of us are thieves. And so the commandment forbidding stealing does not condemn us! Oh, but it does if you have ever tried to cut a smart business deal, suckered someone to get them to buy your product, or failed to help those in need. Jonathan Edwards explained it this way in his exposition of dishonesty and theft:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There once was a report in "The Sunday Times" about the claims of Francis Crick to have located "the cells of our soul." Fifty years ago, Francis Crick and James Watson won a Nobel prize for their discovery of the DNA double helix, which has been responsible for huge leaps forward in health care and criminal detection.

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Elaine M. Ward
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
In this season of Lent, we are Sunday by Sunday approaching the foot of that executioner's cross on Golgotha. And I think that sometimes we wonder why it is necessary for us to make that journey. After all, it does not have a pleasant destination. To be sure, human beings often have a morbid curiosity about disasters. We flock to the site of an auto wreck, thereby holding up the traffic with our rubber--necking. Winston Churchill told of the time when a woman remarked on the crowd that had gathered to hear him speak.
Nancy Kraft
There are some people who have the gift of persuasion. If you've ever seen the Music Man, it's a gift that Professor Hill had as he sold musical instruments to all the kids in town by convincing everyone that they could make beautiful music by just thinking the notes. He was what you'd call a smooth talker, which is a valuable skill for a salesperson. There are also other professions where it helps to have strong verbal skills that can be used for persuasion. Take politicians, for example. Bill Clinton was known as a smooth talker.
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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