We are near the end of our forty-day Lenten journey with Jesus, focusing on repentance, renewal, reconciliation, and God’s relationship with us through Jesus Christ, in anticipation of the cross and empty tomb. Holy week, the center of the church’s year, is one of striking contrasts: Jesus rides into Jerusalem surrounded by shouts of glory, […]
Sermon Summary: For Palm Sunday and Sunday of the Passion, we experience the contrast between between the festive welcome of Jesus as he enters Jerusalem and his passion when we recall Jesus’ last last days and his crucifixion, keeping in mind that the passion story of Jesus, along with his resurrection, are the oldest stories […]
Peace Players Presents Jesus’ Passion! Text: Luke 22:15 – 23:56; Palm Sunday, Jesus’ Passion & the beginning of Holy Week Friends, food and celebration – that’s what brought Jesus and his followers together for their Last Supper. Then, warnings, anguished prayers, disappointment, betrayal. Things got worse fast: Arrest, fear, denials, a rigged trial, torture. Then, […]
In Jesus day, a wedding was a wedding too. After the “engagement” there was a formal religious ceremony in the bride’s home. After that was all over, there was the wedding banquet (feast), generally at night, at the house of the groom. It generally lasted seven days and could take place right after the ceremony or weeks later.