Tag Archives: Herodias

  1. Jesus and John (Luke 7.18-35) [Sermon 2-12-17]

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    February 10, 2017 by jmar198013

    John came calling the people to cry, and he was right. Jesus came calling the people to dance, and he was right, too. The Pharisees and scribes thought John was demonic and Jesus was a drunk. And they were wrong. You know what that means? It means there are times and seasons when we need to hear a call like John’s to weep over our sins and repent. But Jesus also calls us to joyful celebration, to acknowledge God’s justice, and feast on God’s love.

    Children of wisdom will know when it’s time to cry, and when it’s time to dance.

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  2. Flashback and Foreshadowing (Mark 6.14-29): Sermon 7/12/2015

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    July 13, 2015 by jmar198013

    Sermon from Mark 6.14-26, the beheading of John the Baptist. Where is the “good news” in the story of John’s beheading? IS there any? What if you have to lean into the “raw news” before the good news is truly good? And what if the raw news is what the story of John’s beheading is all about? What if, just like his work preparing the people to grasp Jesus’ ministry, his death foreshadows Jesus’ death? What if the good news is good precisely because it acknowledges and responds to the raw news? What if the good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way?

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