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GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

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Hear the Good News

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From Life To Life

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SYMBOLS OF SACRIFICE

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HOLY WEEK CONFESSIONS

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Visions Of Lent

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Restore Me

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Tenebrae For Modern Times

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Returning Home

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Life On The Edge Of Faith

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Lenten Resources For Worship Leaders

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And The Sea Lay Down

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Bright Intervals

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The Word Has Come Down

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Living in the Light

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BIBLICAL PICTURES OF WATER

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THE SEVENFOLD PATH TO PEACE

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BIBLICAL PICTURES OF BREAD

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SOUNDS OF THE PASSION

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THE FOLLOW THROUGH ON FOLLOW ME

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Paradise Restored

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The Glory Of Our Weakness

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The Psalms Were Made For Lent

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The Victory of the Cross

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SIX NAILS OF THE CROSS

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An Idle Tale Becomes Good News

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The Roads Jesus Traveled

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The Vine and the Branches

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The Isolated Jesus

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Leading To Easter

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THE VICTORY OF FAITH

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Turning Points

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The Seven Last Words Of Jesus Christ

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The Gifts Of Lent

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Come Dine With Jesus

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Behold The Man

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At The Cross With Jesus

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Affirming The Ash Heap

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A Clearer Vision

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Wounded For Us

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Experiencing Easter

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The Challenge of Starting All Over Again

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Preaching

If a Sermon Falls in the Forest...

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Monologues

The Attributes Of Lent

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MY TOMB WAS EMPTY

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Traveling Calvary’s Road

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Traveling Calvary's Road

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Easter

The Road to Victory

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Drama

PERSPECTIVES ON THE PASSION

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DATELINE: Jerusalem

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Watch And Pray

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The Last Covenant

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VOICES

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Visualizing The Parables

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Why Did Jesus Die?

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ThespianTheology

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Roll Back The Stone

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MEDITATIONS FOR THE SIX DAYS OF HOLY WEEK

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Hey Joseph!

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From My Point Of View

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Conversations With The Savior

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From A Soldier Of Rome To A Soldier For Christ

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Voices Of Repentance

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Who Is This Man -- This Jesus?

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Holy Moses

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Living in the Light

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Children's sermon

The Glory Of Our Weakness

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Speaking With Signs

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Children's Sermons A To Z

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Alleluia!

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The Critical Questions... And More

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Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me... (v. 34)

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“Breaking Jesus’ Heart” by John Sumwalt
“Wade In the Water” by Frank Ramirez


Breaking Jesus’ Heart
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 22:23-31

For he did not despise or abhor
    the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,
    but heard when I cried to him.
(Psalm 22:24)

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"Have you seen it?" whispered the Barbie doll to her next door neighbour.

The next Barbie doll in line was instantly alert. There were five different Barbie dolls, who lived jumbled together in the toy cupboard but who were so jealous of each other that they rarely spoke. "Seen what?" asked the second Barbie doll, blue eyes darting all round the room.

"The Princess," replied the first Barbie with glee. "Caitlin's done her hair and it looks terrible!"

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Russell F. Anderson
Theme For The Day: The road to God's kingdom is the way of obedience, suffering and death, the way of the cross. Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow him.


BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 17:1--7, 15--16 (C)
John W. Clarke
These verses from Mark's gospel are a call to commitment, a call to sacrifice, and a call to give up everything of earthly value in life. To say these are difficult verses is truly an understatement. It is pretty clear that the disciples are not at all ready for what Jesus is saying. They are not ready for Jesus to die and they certainly are not ready to die themselves.

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