November 29, 2015
Luke 21:25-36
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-10

Setting The Example

Maundy Thursday

from the book
Living Vertically
Gospel Sermons For Lent/Easter Cycle C

John N. Brittain

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Many, many years ago -- so long ago that we still showed 16 mm films in church -- we used a series on the life of Jesus during Lent. The final of several films was on the Transfiguration. The part of the movie that was most meaningful to me was the beginning. In order to help the audience get into the disciples' frame of mind for what was about to happen, the movie recalled five key episodes from Jesus' Galilean ministry through rapid flashbacks: the Call of the Four Fishermen, the Call of Matthew, the Sermon on the Mount, the Centurion's Faith in requesting the healing of his servant, and the Raising of the Widow of Nain's dead son.

With all these incredible and exciting things going on, Jesus stopped on the mountainside and asked the disciples, "Who do men say that I am?" They responded with the answer we all know so well: "Some say John the Baptist, others...

This Maundy Thursday sermon, Setting The Example, is based on John 13:1-15 and relates to Maundy Thursday of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Living Vertically . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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