Lectionary Commentary 1: Good Friday

by C. Chappell Temple
Isaiah 52:13–53:12 The passages for Good Friday present a look at the redemptive work of Christ that spans the centuries. In Isaiah 52:13, for instance, the prophet offers… read more

Answering Pilate's Question

by C. Chappell Temple
John 18:28–19:26 Had he been asked at the time, he would never have guessed that he would be known best for centuries afterward for the his role as summarized in the simple … read more

Joseph of Arimathea

by Robert Martin Walker
A Sermon/Monologue for Good Friday Isaiah 52:13–53:12; John 18:1–19:42 As a member of the Sanhedrin, I had participated in audiences with the procurator of Judea… read more

Will You Let Jesus Wash Your Feet?

by Marsha Brown Woodward
Text: John 13:1-17 Theme: It takes courage to risk being open with Christ. Sermon Outline FROM PETER'S PERSPECTIVE Set the stage by retelling the story from the perspective of … read more

Lectionary Commentary 2: Holy Thursday

by J. Michael Lowry
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 The Passover story of Exodus 12 is the story of God’s redemption of God’s people. The lamb was sacrificed for the redemption and rescue… read more

Lectionary Commentary 1: Holy Thursday

by C. Chappell Temple
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 The passages for Maundy Thursday trace the sacred strand that runs between the institution of Passover… read more
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