Passion Play — The End of the Beginning, Part 5

branches with sharp thorns
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It’s tempting to place the blame for Jesus’ crucifixion on Pilate, or the Jewish leadership. But the crowd was also complicit, and their error is one we’re especially likely to make today. Where did they go wrong, and how can we avoid making their mistake? Pastor Luke teaches from John 19:1–16 in “Passion Play,” part 5 of his 6-part series “The End of the Beginning.”


Hazards of Truth-Telling — The End of the Beginning, Part 3

rooster crowing
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We live in a golden age of lying, from little white lies to an epidemic of fake news. Do facts even matter any more? And if they don’t, how should we live? The night Jesus was arrested, two interrogations took place. What do they teach us? Pastor Luke teaches from John 18:12–27 in “Hazards of Truth Telling,” part 3 of his 6-part series “The End of the Beginning.”

Slo-Mo | Palm Sunday

Why do we celebrate Holy Week, the final week of Lent? It’s hard to celebrate anything after six weeks of fasting, and the gloomy events of Jesus’ final week before his crucifixion, are depressing. Even the first day of Holy Week, Palm Sunday, reminds us that crowds cheered Jesus only days before they called for his execution. So why celebrate Palm Sunday? Pastor Luke preaches from Mark 11 in “Slo-Mo.”

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