Posts Tagged With: Good Friday

Fear and Love, Good Friday 2017

Today Jesus dies a horrible death.
Because of us.
Our fear, our need for power.

 

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Jn 18:1-19:42.

 

 

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A Day for Pain, Good Friday 2016

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens used with permission

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens
used with permission

Today we commemorate Jesus’s death on the cross, an agonizing death on a day full of pain.

 

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

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Waiting, Good Friday 2015

(The device I use to record sermons failed on Friday. I have several minutes recorded of absolutely nothing. I’m mildly stepping up the research for it’s replacement. Fortunately, I have a manuscript of almost exactly what I said.)

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

Today Jesus dies. Today we watch and wait.

We watch and wait with others. With Jesus disciples. Who had followed until the armed soldiers showed up with weapons and they fled. Who would’ve heard, still, where ever they were hiding, that their friend, their teacher, their inspiration, their Lord, was dead.

We watch and wait with Mary and the other women. Who hadn’t fled. Who had followed, too scared to stay, too unimportant to anyone else to be a problem, too scared to leave. With Mary who saw her son die. With the women who witnessed with her.

We watch and wait with God whose only begotten son, incarnate so that we could understand how much God wanted to be in relationship with us, dies. Who didn’t act. Who watched. Who died. Alone, suffering, in agony.

Our story, Jesus’ story is of a God who loves us too much to abandon us, even on Good Friday.

It’s a hard day, a hard place to sit. And yet I have found that people sit here too often. When the news is of death and tragedy. When our loved ones die. When the doctor has bad news. When, as it too often is, life is full of the tragic, the horrible, the unbearable. Our Good Fridays spread across our lives, too numerous.

Today Jesus dies. And it seems like the story should end here. Just as all of the Good Fridays we live through feel like the end.

Today we watch and wait just as God watches and waits.

Amen

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This is a Bad Day, Good Friday 2014

Robyns SermonsWill you stay?  Will you return?

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The lessons can be found by clicking here.

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Easter Sermon Round-Up

The post-Easter work log is competing with the post-Easter exhaustion, so this week we have a sermon round-up.

My sermons:
Exposed Feet, Maundy Thursday
How Incarnation Ends, Good Friday
Standing Risen in Baptismal Waters, Easter Vigil

Other sermons:

Priest Gunn The Great Vigil of Easter: Do not be afraid

Priest Pankey “It was unbelievable. Too good to be true. Wild speculation.” (Easter)

Priest Linman preaches on how we aren’t always seeking resurrection.

Bishop Fisher on the Easter need to see things differently.

Priest Lightcap reaches beyond the Easter commercial or easy answers.

Priest Young, on Maundy Thursday, preaches about being the one who betrays.

Priest Gunn, on Maundy Thursday, Love on the Move.

Priest Robertson draws us into Maundy Thursday’s events with this sermon.

Priest Linman, on Good Friday, stays in the desolation of the day.

Priest Gunn, on Good Friday, “This is the act of a God who loves us beyond measure, who desires intimacy with humanity so much that the One who was present at the moment of creation would condescend to dwell among us, knowing every sorrow, pain, and sting of humanity, even death.”

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How Incarnation Ends, a sermon for Good Friday 3-29-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I preached on Incarnation and Crucifixion.Robyn's Sermons

How did we think the Incarnation was going to end?

(The quote is from Tragic Vision and Divine Compassion: A Contemporary Theodicy by Wendy Farley, pg 34)

Listen: Good Friday, 2013

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Good Friday, 2012

The lessons for Good Friday can be found at this link: Good Friday lessons.

Good Friday is about love. May our actions be so filled with the same love.

(Due to continued technical difficulties, this is nearly what I preached at Nativity’s Good Friday service.)

Lisen: Good Friday, 2012

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Good Friday 2011

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

A sermon for Good Friday

Click to listen: Good Friday, 2011

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