Good Friday – Bad Long Before It Was Good

Good Friday was bad long before it was good, at least from outward appearances. God was being crucified by all that can go bad in the world: pride, jealousy, distrust, wound, self-interest, sin. It’s no accident the Gospels tell us that, as Jesus was dying, it...

What Role Do You Play in Passion Drama?

Luke’s rather long portrayal of the first part of Good Friday starts early in the morning at a gathering of the Sanhedrin. This “supreme court” of Judaism is where the religious leaders solidified their position that Jesus was a dangerous man who...

What Jesus Said…About the Kingdom

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. April 18, 2014 Good Friday John 18:33-38 By all accounts, Pilate was not a politician. He was a rough-and-tumble, violent, no-holds-barred military man who quartered no mercy toward those...

Thunderous Yes

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. Easter Sunday Acts 10:34-43 April 20, 2014 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; I Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18 This has been one of the most difficult weeks we’ve faced as a community since I’ve been...