June 5, 2020

Holy Saturday 2012

John 19:38-42 After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus […]

Cry of Dereliction or Trust?

Recommended reading on this Good Friday: “He’s Calling For Elijah! Why We Still Mishear Jesus,” by Al Hsu at CT. • • • Al Hsu has written an eye-opening exposition of Jesus’ words from the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34; Matt 27:46). Why did Jesus utter these words […]

Good Friday 2012

John 19:16-30 So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. Pilate also had an inscription written and put […]

Maundy Thursday 2012

NOTE: Please forgive the delay in getting this morning’s post up. Personal schedule issues. (CM) John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to […]

Holy Wednesday 2012

 John 21:21-32 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, ‘Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.’ The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask […]

Holy Tuesday 2012

John 12:20-36 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has […]

Holy Monday 2012

John 12:1-11 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ […]

Palm Sunday 2012

John 12:12-16 The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord– the King of Israel!” Jesus found a […]

Luther’s Easter Hymn

“Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” (Christ lag in Todesbanden) Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands, For our offenses given; But now at God’s right hand He stands And brings us life from heaven; Therefore let us joyful be And sing to God right thankfully Loud songs of hallelujah! Hallelujah! No son of […]

“He Descended into Hell”

By Chaplain Mike He descended into hell. • The Apostles’ Creed Today, we present several readings related to this most controversial article of the Apostles’ Creed, which expresses words appropriate for this Holy Saturday. I encourage you to contemplate these perspectives and discuss your understanding of this article of the faith from your own tradition […]