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  1. “It is finished” (John 19.30) [Good Friday sermon 2018]

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    March 26, 2018 by jmar198013

    In John’s Gospel, Jesus’ last words were, “It is finished.” What did he mean by that? And what does that mean for us, and for our world?

  2. When the light went out (Good Friday Sermon 2016)

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    March 21, 2016 by jmar198013

    While it was all going down:

    While Jesus was being interrogated by Pilate. While the authorities were justifying the murder of an innocent man. While the hyper crowds were demanding that the outlaw Barabbas be pardoned, and Jesus be condemned. While Jesus was dragging his cross toward Skull Hill. While the soldiers (just doing their jobs) were nailing him up. While the soldiers (“they don’t pay us enough for this”) were gambling for his clothes. While he was crying out, wounded and thirsty. While he bowed his head and died.

    While it was all going down, nobody knew that it was the light of the world being snuffed out.

    But what his mother Mary knew;
    What the other Marys knew;
    What his beloved disciple knew;
    What everyone he had ever loved and welcomed and fed and healed knew;
    What Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus the Pharisee knew;
    was that the light of THEIR world had been snuffed out.



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