Preparing for Holy Week: Preaching "Choice" in the Texts of Holy Week
Grace is about God’s choice when we cannot by our own reason or strength choose Christ or come to Him.
Preparing for Holy Week: Reflections on Preaching on Maundy Thursday This Year
Luther sees in the Lord’s Supper the most concentrated form of the Gospel because in it the death of Christ is proclaimed and the benefits of that saving death are bestowed in His body and blood given us to eat and drink.
Preparing for Holy Week: Old Testament: Exodus 24:3-11 (Maundy Thursday: Series A)
This text is chosen for Maundy Thursday and involves eating and drinking with God—in His presence, real presence. This is only possible with the shedding of blood.
Gospel: John 12:20-43 (Palm Sunday: Series A)
Our God-given faith, despite our lack of sight, has made us sons and daughters of light who walk in the light even during dark times.
Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11 (Palm Sunday: Series A)
Look to the crucifix. There you see God as God is, in Himself. You see God in action for you.