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The Christ hymn attends the... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2003
The Christ hymn attends the servant leadership of Jesus.
Taking the nature of a... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2003
Taking the nature of a servant has never been a popular choice, especially as a career move.
Martin Luther wrote this about... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2003
Martin Luther wrote this about the humble: "But the truly humble look not to the result of humility
Jesus' example of humility and... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2003
Jesus' example of humility and servitude is not easily patterned among us.
An older book on gardening... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2000
An older book on gardening, titled A Sense of Humus, reminds the reader of this Latin word for groun
As a little boy was... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2000
As a little boy was getting ready to head off to church one Sunday morning, his mother handed him a
The Washington Redskins were one... -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2000
The Washington Redskins were one of the dominant teams in the National Football League during the 19
Christian poet G. K. Chesterton... -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2000
Christian poet G. K. Chesterton has given us this:The Donkey
These days, World War I... -- Mark 14:1-15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2000
These days, World War I battlefields in France look rather inviting.
Every young child who has... -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2000
Every young child who has become separated from his or her parents at the grocery store knows the fe
The law of Moses failed... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2000
The law of Moses failed to restore the broken relationship that sin caused between humanity and God.
In the year 2000 tens... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2000
In the year 2000 tens of thousands will go to Oberammergau to see the world-famous Passion Play.
It had been a long... -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
It had been a long, cold night. Now, in the wee hours of morning, he approached the welcoming fire.
Enshrined in the Church of... -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
Enshrined in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is Calvary, the place where Jesus died on
General Norman Schwartzkopf was holding... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
General Norman Schwartzkopf was holding a press conference during the war in Iraq.
Christ emptied himself in death... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
Christ emptied himself in death -- the extreme limit of self-
One woman tells of the... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
One woman tells of the terror she felt when she was a passenger of a car going over Monarch Pass, as
Arthur Schopenhauer, the German philosopher... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
Arthur Schopenhauer, the German philosopher, once said: "Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink
The outlook wasn't brilliant for... -- Isaiah 45:21-25 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
"The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day" are familiar first words to the class
American civil religion is the... -- Isaiah 45:21 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
American civil religion is the aspect of American life that calls its citizens to a certain spiritua
Several years ago I attended... -- Isaiah 45:21-25 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
Several years ago I attended a week-long workshop for administrators of Episcopal schools.
Soren Kierkegaard was a man... -- Isaiah 45:21-25 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
Søren Kierkegaard was a man who posed a gift of storytelling that has long imprinted unforgettable i
Mother Teresa speaks constantly of... -- Zechariah 9:9-10 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
Mother Teresa speaks constantly of the need for humility, both in thought and lifestyle.
My son just turned 16... -- Zechariah 9:9-10 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
My son just turned 16.
Our king and liberator comes... -- Zechariah 9:1-10 -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
Our king and liberator comes not as the warrior, but as the peacemaker.

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Is He The Messiah? -- Mark 11:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Passion Sunday - B
I started experiencing difficulties with the concept of truth in my childhood.
He Emptied Himself... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Passion Sunday - B
The postman regularly delivers a lot of junk mail to our house, but thoughtfully bundles it together
He Emptied Himself... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Passion Sunday - B
The postman regularly delivers a lot of junk mail to our house, but thoughtfully bundles it together

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The Paradox Of Death -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Richard E. Gribble -- Passion Sunday - B
The motion picture Patton, produced in 1970, won eight academy awards, including one for George C.

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John Jamison
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.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
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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