Jesus’ Glory Hidden in His Stumbling and Falling: Mark 15:17-21

Is it not astonishing?  It is just as Jesus said it would be.  The soldiers mock Him.  They beat and scourge Him.  And to make sure Jesus’ humiliation is complete, they bow down to Him in mock worship.   The angels, who love Jesus and have worshipped Him since their creation, do not intervene.  The […]

Hidden in the Savior’s Rejection by the World: Luke 18:33-19:1

What a contrast we have between Jesus and Pilate?  On one side is Jesus.  He testifies that He is a king, but that His kingdom is not of this world.  He testifies that all who are on the side of truth listen to Him: they hear and follow His Word, believe in Him, trust Him, […]

Christ’s Glory is Hidden in the Rejection by His Own: Matthew 26: 57-68

Wherever and whenever Jesus and His cross appear, hostility will eventually follow.  Opposition and, sometimes, even persecution will follow–not outward glory.  For Christ hides His glory under the cross of rejection.  What should surprise us, however, is the source of that opposition and persecution!  Who is the most hostile and has the most hatred toward […]

Hidden in our Savior’s Sighs: Luke 22:39-46

Lent is a distinctive season of the Church year.  In Lent, we follow Jesus to Jerusalem and to the cross.  Lent is also a glorious season of the Church year, but its glory is hidden in the cross.  Those who don’t take Lent seriously will never see God’s glory. This evening, we examine how God’s […]

Ash Wednesday Starts the Lenten Season

Our Ash Wednesday services start our 40-day Lenten vigil. The midweek sermons will focus on the “theology of the cross,” how God in the person of Jesus hid His greatness in what we often consider weakness. Other than the Ash Wednesday service, Evening Prayer will be the liturgy of our midweek services. Service times will be […]

Ash Wednesday Starts the Lenten Season

Our Ash Wednesday services start our 40-day Lenten vigil. The midweek sermons will focus on the “theology of the cross,” how God in the person of Jesus hid His greatness in what we often consider weakness. Other than the Ash Wednesday service, Evening Prayer will be the liturgy of our midweek services. Service times will be […]

Lent–What’s with the Season Anyway?

Lent is almost here.  Yes, the days of ashes and sackcloth, fasting, and mourning are almost here.  As the ashes of Ash Wednesday remind us: “Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return” (Genesis 3:19).  After the Fall into sin, God called Adam to remember the earth from which he came, and […]