Liturgy of the Passion

Servant at Work (Isaiah 40ff.)
Bible Commentary

Isaiah paints a picture of the values that must characterize the people of God.

Really Listening to God
Daily Reflection

Isaiah 50 begins with God’s word to the prophet. He responds by saying, “The Sovereign LORD has spoken to me, and I...

Father, I Entrust My Spirit into Your Hands
Daily Reflection

Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last.Luke...

The Seventh Word
Daily Reflection

The Seven Last Words of Christ for Holy Week 

Do Your Work in a Worthy Manner (Philippians 1:27–2:11)
Bible Commentary

Since our work is actually God’s work in us, our work should be worthy, as God’s work is. But apparently we have the...

Seeing the Good Side of Work: Work and the Reign of God (Philippians 2 Sermon Notes)
Sermon Notes

Philippians 2:3-4Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,...

Work and Faith: Humble Servanthood, Philippians 2 (Sermon Notes)
Sermon Notes

The Philippian Christians in Need of an Attitude AdjustmentIn the middle of the first century A.D., the Apostle Paul...

The Cross and Resurrection (Mark 14:32-16:8)
Bible Commentary

The topics of status and grace return to the fore as Jesus faces his trial and crucifixion. “The Son of Man came not...

The Passion of Jesus (Luke 22:47-24:53)
Bible Commentary

Jesus’ work climaxes in his willing self-sacrifice on the cross, as with his last gasp he breathes out trust in God,...

The Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30)
Bible Commentary

The plot to kill Jesus moves forward as Judas (one of the Twelve) goes to the religious leaders with an offer to turn...

Joseph of Arimathea
Daily Reflection

Mark 15:43 introduces a man named Joseph, who was from Arimathea, a small town northwest of Jerusalem. He is identified...

Jesus’ Death and Resurrection (Matthew 27-28)
Bible Commentary

More than any other Gospel writer, Matthew emphasizes the earth-shattering implications of the death and resurrection of...