Monthly Archives: April 2011

Here Come the Legends

I am excited about this Sunday, as we kick off our Sub-Urban Legends series with our first Urban Legend: “The Bible isn’t reliable.”  The full name of the series is “Sub-Urban Legends: Exchanging the Truth for a Lie.”  The title … Continue reading

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Matthew 28

He is alive.

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Matthew 27: Pilate

Like the rest of the chapters in Matthew’s Passion Week narrative, we could focus in on a variety of aspects of chapter 27.  I’m choosing to look at the character Pilate this year.  Pilate is a character who is present … Continue reading

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Matthew 26

After the major discourses of chapters 21-25, the drama explodes in Matthew 26.  In 75 verses, we find the plot to kill Jesus coming together, an anointing for His burial, the Last Supper, the prayer in Gethsemane, the betrayal, the … Continue reading

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Matthew 25

Although there is a chapter division between Matthew 24 and 25, in reality it is one discourse.  The theme of “readiness” is very apparent, as these words of Jesus are tied together around the idea of living ready for the … Continue reading

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Matthew 24

As we pick up the narrative again, remember that Jesus has just laid the smack-down on the Pharisees and other religious leaders for over two chapters. He closes those thoughts with a lament over Jerusalem. The good shepherd displays compassion … Continue reading

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Matthew 23

In chapters 21 and 22 we witnessed a showdown between Jesus and the religious leaders in the temple at Jerusalem. It is really no contest, Jesus hammers them left and right, as they stand dazed and confused. As chapter 23 … Continue reading

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Matthew 22

Today’s text: Matthew 22:1-46 As the transition between chapters 21 and 22 takes place, a day has passed, and Jesus is back in the temple teaching about His identity and mission. His audience consisted of all types, but we can … Continue reading

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Matthew 21

[This is the first of daily blogs this week on our Easter theme: Red-Handed.  These blogs center around the daily readings from the Easter Tour Guide provided at LPC on Sunday.  Yesterday’s text: Matthew 21:1-45.  For the sermon audio on … Continue reading

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Red-Handed

Tomorrow morning we begin our Easter week, launching the theme Red-Handed, with our Palm Sunday message entitled “Who is this?”  We’ll be looking at Matthew 21:1-17, discovering the identity of Jesus Christ with the help of a donkey, a shouting … Continue reading

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