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.
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.
Old Testament: Isaiah 50:4-9a (Palm Sunday: Series A)
In this text, Isaiah is quite explicit and reflects the suffering and disgrace this Servant will suffer as He faithfully does the will of God.
Preparing for Holy Week: Don’t Forget Satan on Easter
The devil is to be taken seriously, but we should also not give him more credit or more power than he has after being defanged by Christ’s resurrection.