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Table of Contents for
What is Holy Week?
Sermon: Is There a Limit
to Godís Grace
They All Left Jesus
Sermon: The Seven Last
Words of Christ
Who Will Role Away the Stone?
Sermon: Point Me Toward
Sunrise service with prayers and
Easter Sermon: Point Me Toward
Dr. David Rogne
In the Gospel according to Mark, which was read
earlier, we heard how three women came to a grave to do what people have
traditionally done for the dead, but they couldn't even find the body.
Instead, they heard the words, "He has been raised; he is not here."
Truly, something significant had happened for Jesus, but what is the message
this event has for us.
The first thing
this Easter narrative says to me is that life is filled with temptations to hold
on to the past. When those women came to the tomb, it was out of respect for a
remembered life. There had been no time to render the last service to the body
of Jesus. The Sabbath had intervened, and the women, who wished to anoint the
body, had not been able to do so. Now the Sabbath had passed, and as early as
possible, they set out to accomplish their sad task. They had heard Jesus
preach and teach, they had witnessed his acts of compassion, they had thought
that he was to become the Messiah. Then they had witnessed his cruel death and
burial. Their minds were occupied with thoughts of what might have been. As
long as their attention was focused on the past, their gloom was unrelieved. And
hasn't that been our experience too? .....[
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Easter Children's sermon: Who
Will Role Away the Stone?
an Easter childrenís sermon based on Mark
Do you know how the
story of the first Easter morning starts? It starts with a couple
of women, Mary, Mary, and Salome, on their way to Jesusí grave.
These women loved Jesus so much (one of the Maryís was actually Jesusí
mother); they were sad and they were worried.
Do you know what they were worried about the
most on their way to the grave? A stone. They were worried that
the stone that was rolled in front of Jesusí grave was too heavy
for them to move. For they wanted to anoint Jesus body. So they
were wondering: "Who will roll away the stone for us from the
entrance to the tomb?"
can we learn from this story? Besides the point that Jesus is
alive? One of the things we can learn is that worrying
never amounts to anything. The stone the women had worried about
wasnít even an issue, because God had already taken care of it.
Maybe youíre worried about things sometimes . . . [ subscribers can click
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A Service of the
In preparation for this litany: You will need to set up on the altar or a table seven
white candles in any type of candle holder and in one horizontal
line. Place an eighth slightly bigger or taller Christ candle in
the center. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish; have flash lights
ready for your lay readers.
Lighting of the altar candles Tenebrae candles
Extinguishing of Lights.
Readings (after each reading, a candle is extinguished, the
reader says: "Lord, have mercy" the congregation responds:
"Christ, have mercy")
1. His Betrayal -- Matthew 26:20-25
2. His Inner Turmoil -- Luke 22:40-44
3. His Loneliness -- Matthew 26:40-45
4. His Desertion -- Matthew 26:47-50,55,56
5. His Accusation-- Matthew 26:59-67
6. His Mockery Mark -- 15:12-20
7. His Death -- Luke 23:33-46
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