The Alabaster Jar

Palm-Passion – The Alabaster Jar March 30, 2012 Mark 14: 1-9   According to the gospel of Mark, this meal happens on a Wednesday. It is two days before the Passover feast. Two days before the crucifixion.   The crowds which had been shouting “Hosanna to the king!”  have put aside their palm branches. They’ve … More The Alabaster Jar

Biting Snakes

Lent 4B: Biting Snakes March 17-18, 2012 Numbers 21:4-9 John 3:14-21   A warning… this is a tough weekend if you’re afraid of snakes.   Not only is it St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the rest of the world is celebrating that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland.. (That is what they’re celebrating, … More Biting Snakes

Christ Crucified

Lent 3B – Christ Crucified 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 March 10-11, 2012   “We proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles…”   Do Paul’s words surprise you? Paul says the emphasis in his preaching is Christ crucified. His primary focus in preaching is not the risen Christ… it’s not the Christ who … More Christ Crucified