'Holy Week' Tagged Posts

'Holy Week' Tagged Posts

“LOOK! YOUR KING IS COMING!”

We break from our Sunday morning sermon series on Exodus to ponder the fulfillment of what the prophet Zechariah foretold:  “Look! Your King is coming.” Christ’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the applause of the crowds is the starting pistol for what we have come to call Holy Week.  The “Hosannas!” of the crowds are soon followed by the cries of…

THE SERVANT KING

A reporter once did a piece on what it was like for Truman when he left office, for Eisenhower when he went back to his farm at Gettysburg, for Johnson when he went back to his ranch in Texas, for Nixon when he resigned in disgrace, for Ford who barely got a chance at it, for Carter who cried on the plane when returning to his peanut farm in Georgia, for Reagan, Bush,…

THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD

Each year, as is our custom, we gather to meditate on what has been called “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” It is not a mere story of course.  It certainly is not fiction.  It is fact.  It is history.  It truly happened.   Nor is this true and greatest story ever told only an academic exercise, a dusty old document detached from your life and mine.  It is, instead, the…

WHEN THE CROWDS GO HOME

In the spring of 1521 Dr. Martin Luther was summoned to appear before emperor Charles V on charges of disrupting the church with his teachings. On April 7th he preached what he thought might be his farewell sermon in the church of his old monastery at Wittenberg.  The crowds spilled over into the courtyard.  The students in his lecture room swelled to 400. It took Luther…