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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 Beating and Mockery Jesus is beat, scourged, and mocked by the Roman soldiers Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Andreas Osiander 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. 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... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Dennis Hamm 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... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Dennis Hamm 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark Roberts Making Peace A planning guide and resources for weekly worship based on the Revised Common Lectionary Scriptures: 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Psalm 16, Daniel 12:1-3, Mark 13:1-8, and Hebrews 10:11-18. It focuses on the theme of violence and peace.... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar The Crown of Thorns This black and white image depicts Jesus having the crown of thorns put on his head by one of the Roman soldiers while another bows to him in mockery (Matthew 27:26-31). Resource type: Image | Source: Blue Letter Bible | Author: Unknown Kindness on the Putt-Putt Course This article reflects deeply on shame, culture, and kindness. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling With Me in Paradise Scott Hoezee and David Bast discuss the sincere, beautiful exchange between Jesus and the 'thief' who is being crucified with him, and salvation in its simplest terms, defined for us by Jesus on the cross. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Hope Resides in Groans, not in Rhetoric Matthew L. Skinner speaks to the claims of Pentecost and Romans 8:18-27 in the face of political anxiety, change, and disappointment. Hope is restless and it resides in groans, not campy political rhetoric. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: ON Scripture - The Bible | Author: Matthew L. Skinner Full Text Hymns on Mockery Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!PD
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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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: James Howell Real Peace in Our Time Drawing from his own history and growing up in Northern Island during the violence there, Gareth Higgins encourages ordinary people to play a role in shaping political processes that reduce violence. He encourages people to sit... Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Gareth Higgins Why Did Jesus Have to Die? This article by Alan Padgett discusses why Jesus had to die. The love of God is the foundation of salvation, the deepest reason for the death of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Audio version available. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Enter the Bible | Author: Alan Padgett Mortal, Sinful and Sacred This sermon starter and commentary on Joel 2 and Matthew 6 focuses on Ash Wednesday themes: We’re still mortal. We’re still sinners. We’re still scared. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Nurya Love Parish Preaching from Mark's Gospel: Fasten Your Seat Belts While it may be tempting to preach from the other gospels, C Clifton Black draws us into the particularities and gifts Mark has to offer to the preacher and the church. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: C. Clifton Black Commentary on Matthew 16:21-28 At the heart of Matthew 16:21-28 with its special revelation is the clear witness that Jesus' identity as Messiah is integrally tied to, even constituted in, the necessity of his suffering and death in Jerusalem. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: James Boyce Best quotes from the Pope Francis environmental encyclical An encyclical is the highest level of teaching any pope issue from his own pen. Here are some quotes and highlights from various sections of the encyclical. Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Day1 | Author: David Crumm Planning for Lent and Easter A summary of the meaning and progression of Lent, including suggested activities for observing the liturgical season. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Church in America | Author: Carolyn Templeton
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