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The passion according to Luke -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 1995
Some of us will remember when the fifth Sunday in Lent was called Passion Sunday.

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Honesty Really Is The Best Policy -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Janice B. Scott -- Passion Sunday - C
Call to Worship: Jesus refused to answer Pilate or any of his accusers, even


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In 1993 there was quite... -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 1995
In 1993 there was quite a furor in the Netherlands when a nine-year-old girl drowned out on a lake.
In Children's Church School and... -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 1995
In Children's Church School and Vacation Bible School we delight in teaching songs about God.
George Orwell, in his book... -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 1995
George Orwell, in his book, 1984, tells of a world so manipulated by those who know how to use the m
Chaim Potok's novel The Gift... -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 1995
Chaim Potok's novel The Gift of Asher Lev is one of the author's usual sensitive and stirring portra



Palm/Passion Sunday -- Luke 19:28-40, Luke 23:1-49 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
"After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jeru-salem" (Luke 19:28).
Good Friday -- Luke 23:1-49 -- George M. Bass -- Good Friday - C -- 1991



History Hangs In The Balance -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2006
One would be hard pressed to find a historical event with so many ramifications equal to these words
Salvation At The Skull -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Frank G. Honeycutt -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2003
I remember pulling into a gas station once when I was sixteen years old and just learning to drive i
A Tale Of Two Crosses -- Luke 22:14--23:56, Luke 23:1-49 -- John N. Brittain -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2000
There are two crosses juxtaposed in the Gospels.

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A Tale Of Two Crosses -- Luke 22:14--23:56, Luke 23:1-49 -- John N. Brittain -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2000
There are two crosses juxtaposed in the Gospels.



On The Transplant List -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2003
In August of 1988, Shelly Arrollo was told by doctors that she had a rare disease called "polyarteri
The Bread Of Life -- Luke 22:14--23:56, Luke 23:1-49 -- Constance Berg -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2000
Belinda and Karen were on the altar guild the day before Palm Sunday.



Sunday Of The Passion/Palm Sunday -- Luke 23:1-49 -- Frank Ramirez -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 23:1-49 Theme: No. On.
Passion/Palm Sunday -- Luke 19:28-40, Luke 22:14--23:56, Luke 23:1-49 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2000
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John Jamison
He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.

Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’”

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Road trip. Books, movies, and songs often center on a story about a journey in which someone finds out who they really are, what they really want, how to become what they were meant to be. The journey may be literal — discovering about ourselves through travel — or symbolic — an inward journey or experience that crystalizes self-discovery. In these passages, Jeremiah’s journey is an inward dialogue with God, in which, despite his protestations, it becomes apparent he is to be God’s prophet in the worst of times.
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Jeremiah 1:4-10
Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, wrote, “'I have chosen you!' Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.” These words are powerful and, I think, reflect well the call of Jeremiah that we see in this passage. From before the time he was born, God had a plan for Jeremiah. He would be God’s prophet to the nations. 

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Janice B. Scott
Call to worship:

Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

Invitation to confession:

Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
Lord, have mercy.



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Gregory L. Tolle
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.... Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (vv. 12-14, 27)

James Evans
(See Proper 16/Pentecost 14/Ordinary Time 21, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)

William G. Carter
I want to let you in on an industry secret. Ready? Most preachers have a difficult time preaching in the congregations where they grew up.
Steven E. Albertin
"The land of the free and the home of the brave." So ends our national anthem sung today at many large public gatherings in our society. It was originally penned in a time of war and has continually reminded us that this is a nation where people will bravely fight to defend their freedoms. But in this day of post-modern relativism, when there are very few causes left which anyone will bravely defend, "freedom" still remains as the great American ideal.

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