Search ResultsThe King of the Jews This article, from the Gospel of Mark volume of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series, includes commentary on Mark 14-15. It discusses especially the theme of mockery, the centurion's confession, and Jesus' identity as king. Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples? “Turn the other cheek.” A puzzlement to most Christians, this saying has been an occasion of mockery on the part of the enemies of Christianity, as in “Why follow someone who teaches you to be a... Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples? “Turn the other cheek”: A puzzlement to most Christians, this saying has been an occasion of mockery on the part of the enemies of Christianity, as in “Why follow someone who teaches you to be a... Christ the Fool The story of Christ's mockery and disgrace as seen in Matthew 27 is a poignant reminder that Jesus not only bore our sin and sorrow but also our shame. Cornelius Plantinga Jr. expands this narrative with... Beating and Mockery Jesus is beat, scourged, and mocked by the Roman soldiers Not Ashamed of the Good News This devotional on Romans 1:16 suggests that that the power of God emboldens us to share the Gospel with others, to risk their rejection and mockery for the sake of God’s glory and their salvation. What Can an Expert on Marriage Teach us About the Health of the Church? Do you desire to maintain the relationship? In this article, Matthew Dodrill talks about four signs that make marital relationships break down which also can be applied to the church family, the body of Christ. The American Dream vs Peter's Dream 1 Peter 4:12-19 tells us something oddly counter-cultural. Make good choices and work hard, "but don’t expect that doing good will make you healthy, wealthy, and popular." Instead, we might better expect suffering and mockery. View from the Throne In Psalm 2 God laughs, mocking earthy kings. Then Jesus, crucified as king, becomes intimately familiar with mockery. This commentary explores Yahweh as king and the perspective he has. Seabiscuit, An American Legend This excerpt from "Seabiscuit, An American Legend" describes the intimidation tactics of a champion racehorse as an example of competitive mockery and pride. Freedom Is Not Autonomy With themes on bondage and freedom, this illustration by Ravi Zacharias is appropriate for Galatians 5:13, Acts 8:23, and 2 Peter 2:19. He tells us it's important to master ourselves before turning to the outside world. Crucifixion, Silence, and Speaking In Luke 23:35-43 Christ is silent as others mock him. Yet the thief hanging next to him rebukes others, speaking out on behalf of God incarnate. Full Text Hymns on Mockery Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!PD
If God Himself Be for MePD
Give Thou Thy Youth To GodPD
See more hymns... Christ the King/Reign of Christ This resource is full of ideas for preaching and planning a service for Christ the King Sunday. It reminds us that Christ reigns over all and his kingship was for reconciling people to God. When We Feel Forsaken A service plan for Good Friday which takes its spirit from Psalm 22 and the cry of forsakenness that was repeated by Christ on the cross. This is part of a Lenten series on the Psalms. Unifying and Purifying through Christ These four sermons by David Vincent Meconi on Luke 19:1-10, 20:27-38, Malachi 3:19-20a and Colossians 1:12-20 respectively discuss the gift of grace brought by Jesus, relationship through God, purification from worldliness and unity in Christ. Homilies - Conversion, Love, Forgiveness, Gratitude This set of four Catholic homilies focuses on conversion, the bond of love, forgiveness and unforgiveness, and gratitude and ingratitude. How to Preach to a Death-Filled Age How should the Christian pulpit address a death-filled age? In this lecture, George Arthur Buttrick revisits the church's preaching on heaven and hell. Unreserved Dedication to Christ's Cause Explaining that our success during change lies in advancing Christ's Kingdom, this audio sermon by George W. Truett on Romans 12:1 and 2 Chronicles 29:27 encourages listeners to dedicate their lives to Christ and Christ's cause. The Triumph of the Eye In this article, Ralph C. Wood points out that society places too much value on appearances and explains how Christians should differentiate mere sight from vision and understand true beauty. The Final Confrontation Even though it is theoretically possible for people who have never heard the Gospel to be saved, the actual situation in which all human beings find themselves is not “neutral.” The final confrontation will sort out...