NextSunday Worship


Dr. Gerald L. Borchert

  • March 25, 2018

    “Arriving at John’s Different View of Palm Sunday”

    Year B: Sixth Sunday in Lent; The Liturgy of the Palms

    Though out the world on this very special day Christians in many cultures and languages are joining the psalmist of 118:25 and proclaiming their “Hosanna(s)”—“Save us now!”  Indeed, to reenact and remember what took place many years ago when Jesus entered Jerusalem many are waving palm branches.  Yes, Psalm 118 has become an important part […]

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  • March 18, 2018

    “Arriving at John’s Agonizing View of Purpose”

    Year B: The Fifth Sunday in Lent

    The Fifth Sunday of Lent represents for many the difficult task of facing the painful questions posed by human reality, purpose and destiny.  The Psalmist struggled with life’s frailty in Psalm 51, while Jeremiah in Chapter 31 was bewildered with the nature of human disobedience from God’s covenant people and the actual coming of a […]

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  • March 11, 2018

    “Arriving at John’s Unique View of the Fiery Serpents”

    Year B - The Fourth Sunday in Lent

    In the ancient Mesopotamian cultures good and evil, light and darkness were represented by two mythological creatures Ahurimazda (light) and Ahriman (darkness).  According to this macro-myth, these two figures were locked in an eternal struggle or wrestling match represented by day and night.  But since the night was followed by day, the match was regarded […]

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  • March 4, 2018

    “Arriving at John’s Striking View of the Temple”

    Year B - Third Sunday of Lent

    During the month of March, I invite you join me in reflecting seriously on four strategic events in the life of Jesus which are treated in the Gospel of John. Studying these stories along with related texts selected in the lectionary can be very illuminating for Christians.  Moving through these four Sundays of March 2018 […]

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