As our Lord said of some particular evil spirits, “These go not out, but by prayer and tasting,” so we may say of the evils which are predominant in many professors of religion, ‘They do not give way, because such slight efforts are made upon the Sabbath to subdue them.’ If that day were truly and entirely devoted to the Lord, Satan would no longer retain the ungodly as his vassals, nor be able to exert so much influence over those who have professedly cast off his yoke. The Ones Grieved By His Death! The story is told of two brothers who grew up on a farm. And here we confidently make our appeal to all who have ever laboured to spend a Sabbath to the Lord, whether they have not found such a measure of grace and peace flowing into their souls, as has abundantly recompensed their utmost exertions? 1. While it may not be easy, it really is simple. Sunday’s comin’! Thus the Sabbath, being consecrated to the especial service of God, is called in our text “God’s holy day;” and, “The holy of the Lord.” In the New Testament also it is called, “The Lord’s day.” Hence it is obvious, that every part of it is to be regarded as the Lord’s property, and to be improved for him alone. When you see what is happening in the hallways of our schools or the streets of our cities and are angry and afraid, we have to tell you that SUNDAY’S COMIN’. Most important to Joplin, however, was that the letter from church leaders used her correct … We know the story. But, if we were to inquire how they spent their Sabbaths, and what efforts they made to glorify God in their public, private, and social duties, we should soon find the reason of their slow progress. We may perform the outward duties of that day, and reap no material benefit: but if we truly and earnestly endeavour to honour God in the way before described, God will draw nigh to us, and reveal himself to us, and fill us with joy and peace in believing. A deserved promotion went to someone else. James says that the danger of hearing without doing is, in effect, deceiving yourself. Last year I was privileged to worship at Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola Florida. Honoring the Sabbath helps us to focus on doing whats right. The crowds were dreaming of trumpets and towers, capes and sashes, flowing robes and sparkling scepters. It makes a statement to your family about what you find most important to be on time for. When Death Comes Knocking 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die? ... Related Sermons. At the end of his message he just yelled at the top of his lungs, `It’s FRIDAY!’ and all 500 of us in that church yelled back with one accord, `SUNDAY’S COMIN’!”(7). You come in word and sacrament to strengthen us in holiness. The early church clearly gathered on the first day of the week and served as a testimony that honoring Christ for His work at Calvary was a priority for them. When we learn to honor the Sabbath. Watch. When Jesus Comes To Church. When you see what is happening in the hallways of our schools or the streets of our cities and are angry and afraid, we have to tell you that SUNDAY’S COMIN’. Have a high threshold for missing—what will it take for you to miss? Paul gave three words of encouragement to those believers: 1. Victory over our spiritual enemies—, [This seems to be the import of that expression, “I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth:” and it shall be fulfilled to all who conscientiously improve their Sabbaths to the glory of their God. Tom Long quoted by Brett Younger, “Staying for the Whole Parade,” Pulpit Digest, March, April, 1999, pp. She was sent to earth with a little box which she had been forbidden to open, but curiosity finally got the better of her…she lifted the lid and out from that box escaped every conceivable kind of terror. I could offer it in any number of ways, but one of my favorites is from a special book called, It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’. The disciples were runnin’ in every direction, like sheep without a shepherd, but that was Friday, and Sunday’s comin!”. On this first day of Holy Week, we know know there will be a Monday, a Tuesday, a Wednesday, a Thursday, and finally, a devastating, death-dealing Friday. 13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath. Who do you feel should give up their time when you need more? Some serve to confirm what is already living in your heart. The crowds lining the route of the procession should be commended for their enthusiasm. In what light we should view the Sabbath—. It was Friday, and on Friday Pilate thought he had washed his hands of a lot of trouble. and not doing as you please or speaking idle words. Pastor Monroe Mercer **Where it says Matthew 29, it should be Matthew 24. Some messages will leave you needing to correct something, while others may leave you needing to strengthen something else. This Last Supper over, they go over to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus is soon arrested, betrayed by Judas – an inside job, if there ever was one. Sermon: Bible Sunday, 23 October 2016, St Matthias. Would this be deja vu all over again? Be honest about whether His day gets the short end of the stick when the schedule gets tight. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They were not there just because they loved a good parade. 23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’ ”, The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. You can’t change anything in this world; you can’t change anything. Perhaps because the answer to a heartfelt prayer did not come in the way expected. 15 and Matt. Jesus’ other good friends scatter like scared rabbits. Be open during invitation—every invitation is an opportunity to respond to something God wants in your life. Excuses always exist to be late and there are always ways to be early. Perhaps the answer is as simple as a loss of hope. He asked, “Why don’t you… What if Jesus himself dropped by? By the end of the week, the crowds will have disappeared and be replaced by a few faithful friends gathered on a hill outside Jerusalem called Calvary. [The arrival of that day should be greeted by us with holy joy: we should say, “This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” If we could suppose an angel sent down to this lower world to labour in some common occupation, and permitted every seventh day to return to his heavenly abodes, and spend that day in the employments suited to his taste, with what delight would he look forward to the stated returns of that day! It was Friday, and on Friday those forces that oppress the poor and make the poor to suffer were in control. 508–509). I am always thrilled at the testimony of Bible Baptist when we have as many cars in the parking lot as Walmart on snow days. It’s also humorous how many people are too sick on Sunday, but aren’t on Monday. He responded enthusiastically, “Jesus came to Jerusalem on a donkey. J-Mcgee.com TTB.org Jesus loves you! A husband or wife was NOT delivered from the cancer. That was the ancients’ way of saying how important hope is. Thousands who have perished by the hand of the public executioner, have traced their shame and misery to a neglect of the Sabbath: but never was an instance known of one who duly improved his Sabbaths being left to die under the dominion of his sins. Luke 1:26-38,46-56 “When God Comes To Town” God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth to speak to a young virgin named Mary. He Comes! For them it was religious duty to drive the infidels out. He picked up the volume still more and shouted, “It was Friday. Campolo continues, “He kept on working that one phrase for a half hour, then an hour, then an hour and a quarter, then an hour and a half. A sermon for the 4th Sunday in Advent. (. 23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’ ”. They laughed and cried and danced and sang. Indeed, the cynic would say that those who would live on hope will soon starve to death. Hope for them would have involved bidding a not-so-fond farewell to the Romans, but that was not their true priority. Each Sunday, Parrish delivers his sermon at St. James’ Franklin Street location for the 8 a.m. service, then travels to the Capehart Road location for the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Also consider giving Him the whole day, just not part of it. The reality is that, if we figure to survive in this world, we had better have hope. When life begins to get you down, our word is SUNDAY’S COMIN’. Is our life here on earth as short and difficult as it seems all there is or… J Vernon McGee teaches us "The Rapture Comes Next" in this Sunday Sermon in a way that you can easily understand. They thought they were back in charge of things. It needs to be the center of truth and divine presence wherever your church meets. Yet, it still makes a statement when we refuse to treat His presence too casually. One went away to college, earned a law degree, and became a partner in a prominent law firm in the state capital. Jerusalem was going to be Camelot, and Jesus was going to be King Arthur. The practice of honoring the Lord for a whole day had precedent in the Sabbath law from creation before evolving into the first day of the week after the resurrection. Antiochus had forbidden the practice of the Jewish faith on pain of death. Preaching Materials...that's all! Doing whats right actually exalt the Lord! 22 Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD. GET YOUR FOUR FREE SAMPLES! But that was Friday, and Sunday’s comin’!” One of the Deacons yelled, “Preach, brother, Preach!” It was all the encouragement he needed. The ancients knew that. Don’t be casual—it is trendy these days to treat church like any other place we go. “Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the Jews?” he asked. ." Let me count the ways. Pandora made haste to close the box up again, but it was too late. What level of discomfort or sickness? (Leininger), All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. 2nd Sunday of Advent – Year B “Here is your God” (Is 40:9) Particularly during Advent, I love to use the following set of penitential invocations that goes with the ‘Kyrie Eleison’ or ‘Lord have mercy’: Lord Jesus, you came to gather the nations in the peace of God’s Kingdom. But, studies are numerous and undeniable that we treat something better the more effort we put into preparing for it. Indeed the services of the Sabbath cannot possibly consist with indulged and wilful sin: on the contrary, they are both a preparation for heaven, and a foretaste of it: on earth the saints behold their God by faith; but in heaven they will behold him face to face: on earth they, as it were, learn and rehearse their parts; but in heaven they will join the full chorus of saints and angels in everlasting hallelujahs to God and to the Lamb. The orchestra was forever ready to play, “Happy days are here again.” It had been SO long. One would think that these who had traveled with him and known him so intimately surely would never lose hope – they had seen him give sight to the blind, heal withered limbs, even restore the dead to life. It is healthy and strengthening for a church to offer members the opportunity to honor the Lord corporately the entire day. The other brother stayed on the family farm. When The Morning Comes. As Jesus rode into his capital city, tourists from all over Israel lined the street and cheered wildly. After a 20-year guerilla war, the Jews finally won. Sunday’s sermon: When the Perfect Comes. So should it be with us; and so it will be, in proportion as we have attained to the views and dispositions of those blessed spirits. Used by permission. The Pharisees were struttin’ around, laughin’ and pokin’ each other in the ribs. Hope…”Hope springs eternal in the human breast”…”Where there’s life, there’s hope.” And they had it. How significant is this last week of Jesus' life? I love thee to the depth and breadth … What relative or friend can displace your time with other believers worshiping Him? The Message: the Bible in contemporary language (. The crowds shouted, “Hosanna!” which means “Save us, please,” or “Save us NOW!” “Hosanna! If you treat the Sabbath as a day of joy, If you honor it by refusing ‘business as usual,’. THAT the observance of the Sabbath was intended to be of universal and perpetual obligation, does not admit of any reasonable doubt. Mark 1:21-28. Charles Henrickson Posted on 11/19/2011 2:03:57 PM PST by Charles Henrickson “Then Comes the End” (1 Corinthians 15:20-28; Matthew 25:31-46) No “Hosannas” this time. No chance. Children’s Sermons Hosanna in the highest heaven!” They shouted until they were hoarse. Each Sunday, Parrish delivers his sermon at St. James’ Franklin Street location for the 8 a.m. service, then travels to the Capehart Road location for the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Do you remember Pandora? (6) My mother gave it to me. We can't ask God to forgive us one time and then go on our merry way. The Ones Glad For His Death! ], But we will proceed to state more particularly, Our one aim on that day must be, to “honour God”—. It is a series of essays by Dr. Anthony Campolo, and the title work tells of a church service in which the author participated that remembered those horrific events that led up to Jesus’ death on Good Friday – it is a line from a sermon preached by one of the other speakers that day, a wise old African-American pastor. The estimation in which it should be held is here variously expressed: we are taught to account that day, [Whatever was consecrated to God under the law was accounted holy: it was separated from all profane or common use, and was employed solely for the ends and purposes for which it had been thus set apart. (The answer is yes.) For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away.”(3) For half a millennium, they had kept an eye out for David’s successor to gallop into town, assume the throne, and change their sad song. ** On that Sunday morning they had a sanctuary filled with thousands of people. Too many of those who profess religion, are, it must be confessed, scarcely, if at all, advancing in the divine life: their evil dispositions still retain such an ascendant over them, as to make them go on heavily all their days. Christmas Comes, Once Again sermon, keyed on the Gospel of John 1:14 by the editors of Sunday Sermons preaching resources -- serving the preaching community since 1970. 73-78. The focus is meant to be on feeding our souls, not our bodies. It’s where the action is! When Jesus Comes to Town (3 of 6) Series: Get Busy Dying Jeff Lynn Matthew 21:1-17 TEXT: Matthew 21:1-11 INTRODUCTION Once again, we are looking at the last week of Jesus' life as He is preparing for His crucifixion. The ceremonial laws relating to it are abrogated; but the moral part of it is as much in force as ever. Dr. Campolo writes: For an hour and a half he preached one line over and over again…”It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’!” He started his sermon real softly by saying, “It was Friday; it was Friday and my Jesus was dead on the tree. Being there ready and in your place when the first song starts is beneficial. and from doing as you please on my holy day, and if you honor it by not going your own way. But they didn’t know it was only Friday! While there are viable reasons occasionally, anyone standing up in a crowd of people who are seated is obviously going to take the focus off of God and place it onto himself.Be on time—are you habitually late? The basic question is, “Are you going to be a faithful worshiper or not?” Answering “yes” to that question answers a thousand other questions at the same time. And where the Sabbath is thus habitually honoured, we will venture to say, that such happiness will at times flow into the soul, as David experienced, when he said, “My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, whilst my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lipsf:” yes, “they shall be satisfied with the fatness of God’s house; and he will make them drink of the river of his pleasures.”], 2. What do we have to help us understand? 8, pp. London: Holdsworth and Ball. We have seen many lives radically changed by a … He had desecrated the altar by sacrificing pigs on it. 1. IT WAS FRIDAY. They were looking for the coming Messiah to lead them into battle, riding in a chariot or mounted on a fiery stallion. The Jewish prophets spake of it as to be continued under the Gospel dispensation: and the Apostles evidently continued the observance of it, transferring it only from the last day of the week to the first, in commemoration of our Lord’s resurrection from the dead, and of the work of redemption which was thereby completedb. I am helped and strengthened by reading it, and it sets so many ideas going that sermon preparation is a joy. This is a very special time. Would Jesus lead the conquest of the hated Romans? Camelot!(2). The faithful cut down palm branches and spread them over the road just as their ancestors had done over a century-and-a-half before in a rare moment of national triumph when the Maccabees finally completed the overthrow of the Syrian Antiochus Epiphanes. It seems fitting and right to give the Lord His own day. In fact, when you look at it, much of the Bible is describing situations that are far from positive. The Weight Of Glory - Joel Osteen (December-14-2020) Sunday Sermon. Sunday’s comin’! Have you ever lost hope? "When Death Comes"Sunday, November 4, 2018All Saint's SundayPastor Dave Nagler But on that awful day we can think again and recall a special time long, long ago. That is the church’s message of hope. (2016). "When Sunday comes" Sermon Preparatory Song - Cailyn Wade of Stephen F Austin Univ. Well. Five hundred years earlier, the prophet Zechariah said that one day there would be a day like this one. This was what had sustained the Israelite faithful from generation to generation. Thus the very sanctity of the Sabbath should render it “honourable” in our estimation; and we should labour to “honour it” by every possible expression of our regard.]. The building had stained glass windows, padded pews and a cross above the baptistery. (. Peterson, E. H. (2005). But hope is apparently a fragile commodity. III. ], [If any man, under the Law, had regarded the Temple, the sacrifices, and the vessels of the sanctuary, in no other light than as a common house, or common utensils, or common food, he would have been considered as greatly dishonouring God. What God has in store for you is greater than anything you can imagine. Posted on October 23, 2016 by Revd Alan Sykes. A son or daughter was NOT kept free from drugs. What a special day! Sunday Sermon: ‘When Christ Comes to Take Us Home ... During my study for this sermon this week, I carefully read 1 st and 2 nd Thessalonians. On Sunday, your church needs to be the most coveted place to be in your community. Truth be known, their deepest hope would have been for Jesus not to upset their apple cart. And darkness covered the city, Jesus was on the cross, hanging between two thieves. (4) He had been horrible! When the love you had counted on is gone and you feel that you may never know love again, remember that SUNDAY’S COMIN’. Check out these helpful resources If you’ll trust Him, He will use everything you've been through to prepare you for the weight that comes with new levels of favor. I have hope, the same hope that energized that Palm Sunday crowd. Over and over he came at us, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin!” By the time he had come to the end of the message…He had me and everybody else so worked up that I don’t think any of us could have stood it much longer. Let them see that an independent Baptist church might be more conservative, but we are anything but backward and boring. Show New Hope UMC Sunday Sermon Podcast, Ep When Jesus Comes - Mar 29, 2020 In them we are assured, that, if we really keep the Sabbath as we ought, we shall be blessed with, [There is not any thing which God more delights to honour than a due observance of the Sabbath. Well, I have some good news for you this morning. This was what energized the crowd along Jesus’ parade route that day. The One Gloating Over His Death! Even though we have come to know those disciples all as “Saint” something-or-other, the gospel record regularly presents them as somewhat less than saintly and often in a most unflattering light. Would the pastor wish he had worked harder on his sermon? Mythology has her as a lady endowed with every charm…the gift of all the gods. Mark 11:1-11 Sunday’s Coming!! About Me. Treat Sunday as the first fruits of your time—give God the first and your best. What better way and time to make a statement than to exhibit outwardly what you should feel inwardly? Enough invitations without some kind of response to God may make it hard to feel much conviction in the future. ], Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD. Or perhaps there was disappointment with the Lord’s Church, disappointment because the church sometimes proves to be not quite that “fellowship of kindred minds…like to that above.” Those things can rob us of hope. Good for them. This is "Sermon 07-28-19: When Sunday Comes" by St. James on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. [That land which was given to Jacob for his inheritance, was typical of the Canaan that is above, which truly “floweth with milk and honey.” And it may be safely affirmed, that no person who has conscientiously employed his Sabbaths here, ever did, or ever can, fall short of the heavenly rest. (December 30 2018) Sermon for The First Sunday After Christmas - Colossians 3:12–17 (Exodus 13:1–3a, 11–15; Psalm 111; Luke 2:22–40) Give Love as a Gift Steve Berndt July 12, 2019 It might have taken different forms for different people. Indeed, it is ONLY hope that gets us through the darkest hours. We should feel a veneration for it, precisely as we should for any thing else that had been dedicated to the Lord: and, as we shudder at the impiety of Belshazzar in using, at a feast, the sacred vessels which he had taken from Jerusalem, though he himself was not a worshipper of Jehovah; much more must we, who acknowledge the sanctity of the Sabbath, shudder at the thought of alienating any portion of it from Him, to whom it exclusively belongs. Copyright 2001, Dr. David E. Leininger. Not that we should delight in it merely as a day of rest to the body, but as a day wherein God calls us, like Moses, to come up and commune with him on his holy mount: and, instead of abridging it, or complaining of it as long and wearisome, we should rather say, with Peter, “It is good for us to be here;” and should almost regret the arrival of the period when we must descend from the mount, to the less-pleasing occupations of time and sense. Then with heart and soul and every fibre of our being we can shout, IT’S FRIDAY, BUT, PRAISE GOD, SUNDAY’S COMIN’! What in the world happened? Decide to draw a threshold high enough that says God deserves your highest effort. We know the story. This can be a matter of prioritizing God’s time. That is because they made the decision once and that settled it. in Texas I know that can be a gruesome thought but I guarantee we have all wondered about it. Resources to inspire you — and your congregation! Horae Homileticae: Isaiah, XXVII–LXVI (Vol. Since Sunday, the church’s executive committee sent a letter to the congregation to say they, too, were surprised by the sermon and would be determining how to respond. They were there because they wanted to believe. It is something we must do every day. Next Week's Sermon » Sermon Company Is ... That same thing is true when it comes to keeping our hearts ready for Jesus' return. 16 But the LORD of hosts is exalted in justice, and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness. The cynics were lookin’ at the world and sayin’ `As things have been so shall they be. When you have lost your belief in the miraculous and no longer expect great things from God, look at the calendar and note that SUNDAY’S COMIN’. Rev. When Sunday Comes. It’s what comes after the “and” that worries us. One day the lawyer came and visited his brother, the farmer. An adult man on a full grown donkey would almost have his feet scraping the ground. Sorry. By eight the morning fog would disappear. and don’t use my holy day for personal advantage. Simeon, C. (1832). Every church has those members you know are going to be there every time you go. 25) stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 20, 2011 | The Rev. They could never lose hope, could they? And the happy people waved their palm branches and sang, O Suzanna…”(1), Happy people singing. There was only one thing left…HOPE. "Then Comes the End" (Sermon for the Last Sunday of the Church Year, on 1 Cor. Thanks for all your hard work in preparing them.”. Consider this when it comes to food and drinks, as well. IT WAS FRIDAY, SUNDAY IS COMING. The early church clearly gathered on the first day of the week and served as a testimony that honoring Christ for His work at Calvary was a priority for them. He came on louder as he said, “It was Friday and Mary was cryin’ her eyes out. When you are so far down you don’t remember up, the word is SUNDAY’S COMIN’. I realize that our culture rarely dresses up for anything any more. The full possession of our heavenly home. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! When the love you had counted on is gone and you feel that you may never know love again, remember that SUNDAY’S COMIN’. The illegal midnight trial at the home of Caiaphas, the High Priest, and subsequent torture. He had taken over the Jerusalem Temple and dedicated it to the worship of Zeus. But it is hope that we need to sustain us. I’m not advocating that there is innate spirituality in putting oneself in danger to go to church when it snows, but why should Walmart be worth the danger when church isn’t? Even when all else is lost, there is still hope. We get to spend the other six days divided up among our careers, homes, and hobbies. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! The preacher kept going. We have ladies with several children who constantly amaze me by getting everyone ready and to church on time every time. Treat Sunday as the first fruits of your time—give God the first and your best. The benefits we may expect from a due observance of it—. When we get serious about the Lords Day folks will take us seriously. A SUBSCRIBER SAYS: “Thanks so much for your excellent material. They went forth, and entered into a … Throughout our study on the life of Jesus we have witnessed many miracles. Sunday’s comin’! Any church dress code should be whatever comes to mind immediately after thinking, “I’m going into the presence of God.” God doesn’t give brownie points for ties and skirts. Hymn Lists, The six-year-old came home from Palm Sunday services proudly carrying his palm. Who must not acknowledge that one day thus spent in the courts and in the service of Jehovah, is better than a thousand passed amongst the vain delights of this world? Biblical Commentary 14 then you will find your joy in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land, and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”. But that was Friday! For example, there were those in the crowd known as the Zealots whose top priority was ridding the land of Caesar. I. Our concentration and that of those around us can be hindered when we munch on snacks we bring to church. What if Jesus himself dropped by? The disciples would be knights at the round table, shining in their armor, using might for right, battling evil. It’s infectious and will spread whenever it is a reality in the pew. . That ancient promise was etched indelibly in the mind of a glory-starved nation. Yes, there is lots wrong with this world. 1.10.21 Sunday Sermon - WHEN IS JESUS COMING BACK? By Request - From Donald Lawrence & Tri-City Singers - BIBLE STORIES Make the decision once, not every week—the family who has to decide every week whether to go to church has already lost half the battle. Pastors always feel a bit nervous when someone says, “I visited your church last Sunday and . John 21:3-4. But here comes Jesus riding on the colt of a donkey, a notably undersized farm animal. Pastors Professional Research Service, March/April 1993, 2. ... Positivity and hope are in very short supply when it comes to the book of Ecclesiastes. According to Mark’s gospel, the day after the parade, Jesus came to the Temple and made a wreck of things. There were the religious leaders. Text used – 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 [READ SONNET 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning] How do I love thee? A man was walking down a street when he noticed in a store window a beautiful painting of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It's Friday, but Sunday's Coming Ken Trivette Luke 21:1 Outline I. They say unto him, We also go with thee. The soldiers below him casting lots for his clothing, the crowd jeering him, he saved others let him save himself. To watch means to stay alert and always looking for the Lord’s return. The next morning the transfer to Pilate, the governor’s Passover festival offer to the gathered crowd: freedom for some prisoner – “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” They cried out for Barabbas instead. In both cases, the emphasis was on the whole day. When life begins to get you down, our word is SUNDAY’S COMIN’. That is the good news, the Gospel, the word the world is waiting to hear. There would be more torture, the taunts of soldiers, a crown of thorns, the Via Dolorosa, and finally Calvary. Skip to comments. But those cynics don’t know that it was only Friday. Would this be the day? Mark 5:1-20. They shouted back, “Crucify him!”(5) The high hope of just five days earlier was gone. With other believers worshiping him more effort we put into preparing for it,... Settled it full grown donkey would almost have his feet scraping the.... Angel Gabriel to Nazareth to speak to a young virgin named Mary we are anything but backward and boring priority. Cross above the baptistery your feet from breaking the Sabbath as a day like this one anything but backward boring... The decision once and that settled it adult man on a full grown donkey would have. All the gods visited his brother, the Via Dolorosa, and on Friday those forces that oppress the to... 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