Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tuesday in Holy Week – Mark 14:26-52

We can only begin to imagine the effect on the disciples of the sudden change that came over Jesus in Gethsemane. Until that moment he had been in control: planning, directing, teaching, guiding. He had always been ready with a … Continue reading

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Monday in Holy Week – Mark 14:1-11

This opening section of chapter 14 of Mark’s gospel is like a dramatic painting, a large canvas with three sections. The middle section, the main story about the woman with the pot of ointment, dominates. But we understand its dark … Continue reading

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Sermon – Palm Sunday 2015 (Mark 11:1-11)

Two hundred years before Jesus, Judas Maccabaeus defeated the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes, and entered Jerusalem, where he cleansed and rebuilt the temple. As he entered the holy city the people waved ivy and palm branches and sang hymns of … Continue reading

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