This year I had the opportunity to participate in a "Seven Last Words" service on Good Friday. The service of worship was conducted by pastors of the Belle Vernon Area Ministerium. The service ran from noon to 3:00 PM. I Preached on John 19:25-27.
Palm Sunday presents an interesting
choice for all preachers. I can choose the liturgy of the Palms or the liturgy
of the Passion. This year, I chose both. Now I suppose I could have chosen the
Palm Sunday text—it’s shorter, so it would probably make for a shorter sermon,
too. It’s also a lot more fun. It’s got shouts of Hosanna! Who doesn’t like
that? The passion story has shouts of, “crucify!” That’s not fun at all. But
the truth is, you can’t have the palms without the passion.
On Sunday, April 2, I preached on the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. I suppose I could have posted this sermon earlier in the week, but I decided to let it sit for four days. Like Lazarus. Follow the link to read the full text of the sermon.