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The King of the Jews Commentary/Exegesis by Ministry Matters https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4013/the-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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Ministry Matters Author: Ministry Matters

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'The Weakness of God Is Stronger than Men' Book Quote by Joseph A. Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/weakness-god-stronger-men In his long work against Faustus the Manichean, Augustine replied to his opponents’ mockery by finding in Old Testament figures and events types or figures of Christ or the Church. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Commonweal Author: Joseph A. Komonchak

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Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples? Sermon Starter/Outline by Dennis Hamm http://liturgy.slu.edu/1LentA030517/theword_hamm.html “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... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Author: Dennis Hamm

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Christ the Fool Article by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2005/02/15/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... Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Cornelius Plantinga Jr.

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Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples? Sermon Starter/Outline by Dennis Hamm http://liturgy.slu.edu/7OrdA021917/theword_hamm.html “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... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Author: Dennis Hamm

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Beating and Mockery Image by Andreas Osiander http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=7199&referrer=preachingandworship.org Jesus is beat, scourged, and mocked by the Roman soldiers Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Andreas Osiander

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Not Ashamed of the Good News Commentary/Exegesis by Mark Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/not-ashamed-good-news-part-2-0 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark Roberts

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The American Dream vs Peter's Dream Commentary/Exegesis by Judith Jones https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2300 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Judith Jones

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View from the Throne Commentary/Exegesis by James Howell https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3170 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: James Howell

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Seabiscuit, An American Legend Sermon Illustration by Laura Hillenbrand http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=3223 This excerpt from "Seabiscuit, An American Legend" describes the intimidation tactics of a champion racehorse as an example of competitive mockery and pride. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Laura Hillenbrand

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The Unknown Ways of Love Sermon (Complete) by Charles Haddon Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-unknown-ways-of-love Even though we do not fully understand what God may be doing, it does not diminish his plans, and it should should not shake our confidence. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: The Spurgeon Center Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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Crucifixion, Silence, and Speaking Sermon Starter/Outline by Eleonore Stump http://liturgy.slu.edu/ChristKingC2016/reflections_stump.html 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Author: Eleonore Stump

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Full Text Hymns on Mockery Hail, Thou Once Despised JesusPD
If God Himself Be For MePD
Give Thou Thy Youth To GodPD
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Finding the Forgotten Article https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/finding-the-forgotten John Wesley and his followers worked to enrich the spiritual dimensions of individual men’s and women’s lives within each class. This article describes their ministry to the downtrodden and hurting masses of the eighteenth century England. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Black theology and a legacy of oppression Sermon Illustration by M. Shawn Copeland https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2014/06/24/black-theology-and-legacy-oppression After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., James H. Cone denounced mainline Protestant and Catholic Christians' lukewarm response; further critique is offered of "Elegant Racism," which is more subtle and even more difficult to address.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: America Magazine Author: M. Shawn Copeland

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Downward Mobility: Desperate Dogs Sermon Starter/Outline by Rich Roush https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/downward-mobility-desperate-dogs-matthew-15-sermon-notes In these sermon notes on Matthew 15:21-18, Rich Roush shares that it takes desperation to enter into the family of God. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Theology of Work Project Author: Rich Roush

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Another Mass Shooting in America Calls Us to Pray for Action Audio/Video by Omid Safi https://onbeing.org/blog/thoughts-and-prayers-are-not-enough-for-san-bernardino/ Omid Safi writes an op-ed in response to news of mass shootings that have become routine, which is its own tragedy. He calls to pray for action and change. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: On Being Author: Omid Safi

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Perspective and Hope Amidst Difficult Problems Devotional by Lori Wilson https://colossianforum.org/2014/02/11/a-meditation-on-luke-23-perspective-and-hope-amidst-difficult-problems/ Iain Provan's meditation on Luke 23:26-56 emphasizes how our ministry of reconciliation is grounded in hope based on Jesus' death and resurrection. Resource type: Devotional Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Lori Wilson

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Christ the King/Reign of Christ Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/christ-the-kingreign-of-christ1 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Service for Peace Article by Steven M. Nolt https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/service-for-peace Steven M. Nolt looks at the history of conscientious objectors and tells stories of how they served their country despite the poor treatment they received during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Steven M. Nolt

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Unreserved Dedication to Christ's Cause Sermon (Complete) by George W Truett http://cdm17178.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/fa-gwt/id/414 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Baylor University Libraries Digital Sermon Collections Author: George W Truett

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