Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When He climbed the cross

when he climbed the cross
on Golgotha’s hill
Christ was fully human
rejecting the sedative
wine with myrrh
fully present, conscious
throughout the crucifixion
the killing of our Lord.


April 15, 2014
Palm Sunday
Sermon 14 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:7-12 (The Message)
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Matthew 20:26-27
(Matthew 21:1-11)
“Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide”
By, Ann Spangler
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Ish Makaboth à Man of Sorrows
song and sacred dance by Erica Berberena
to “Hosanna” by Kirk Franklin
distribution of the palms
Communion
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ish Makaboth”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
April 13, 2014
&
&
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon 12 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:1-9 (The Message)
“The Suffering Servant”
1 Samuel 16:1-13
“God Looks into the Heart”
“Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide”
By, Ann Spangler
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-         Ebed Yahweh à Servant of God
Communion
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ebed Yahweh”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
March 30, 2014

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 29,120+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

the enormity of our evil – v3

Ashes on our hearts
these images seared, burned
upon our hearts, our minds
smoke in our lungs, heavy,
heavy chains of sorrow
Remembering all too well
harkening back to the trial
the lies, our spit upon the Christ
accusing God himself of Blasphemy

Monstrous when we consider
when we slow down to remember
in the night, in our hearts
when darkness falls around us
in quiet reflection, painful,
The enormity of our evil
false imprisonment, the trial
handing God over to be sacrificed
A criminal to be hung on the cross

Tears falling, heavy,
thoughts come unbidden
of blood, of the angry mob
shouting, “Crucify! Crucify him!”
to kill the Son of God
Sweat, anguish
ancient dust, the smoke
no joy, no understanding,
the Passion of the Christ

Real the pain Christ suffered
images far too painful
the Passion of the Lord
the nails, the thorns, the shouts
a bitter taste of bile, of anger,
The dryness of His mouth
His sacrifice for us, yet,
these thoughts come unbidden, unwanted,
What we did to Christ.


edited April 15, 2014
the enormity of our evil – v3
after reading version 2 as the closing prayer
for our Spirit Study tonight
&
April 15, 2014
Sorrow
Palm Sunday
Sermon 14 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:7-12 (The Message)
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Matthew 20:26-27
(Matthew 21:1-11)
“Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide”
By, Ann Spangler
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ish Makaboth à Man of Sorrows
song and sacred dance by Erica Berberena
to “Hosanna” by Kirk Franklin
distribution of the palms
Communion
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ish Makaboth”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
April 13, 2014
&
edited April 8, 2014
the enormity of our evil – v2
edited/new April 5, 2014
the enormity of our evil
edited/new April 5, 2014
the enormity of our anger
edited April 5, 2014
thoughts come unbidden – v3
edited April 5, 2014
thoughts come unbidden – v2
March 31, 2014
thoughts come unbidden
March 30, 2014
take up our lives and walk
reading of poem, “The Walk”
by Ann Weems
from her book, Kneeling in Jerusalem
at start of service
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon 12 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:1-9 (The Message)
“The Suffering Servant”
1 Samuel 16:1-13
“God Looks into the Heart”
“Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide”
By, Ann Spangler
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ebed Yahweh à Servant of God
Communion
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ebed Yahweh”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
March 30, 2014

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 29,110+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Frozen in the Word – v2

His voice, His message
God’s guidance for us
saved, eternal
frozen in the Word

Does God speak
does He talk with us
oh yes He does
God speaks to us

Preserve for us
the truth, God’s love
in the Bible
in God’s Word


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edited April 15, 2014
Frozen in the Word – v2
October 24, 2012
Frozen in the Word
“Frozen in the Word”
Chapter 4, “The Great Sadness”
page 67
The Shack, by William P. Young

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 29,110+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Sorrow

Sorrow
for the cross
for its necessity
our rebellion
our Sin
complete
Sorrow
for Friday
for the pain
the judgment
God upon the cross
Sorrow
a holy sacrifice


April 15, 2014
Palm Sunday
Sermon 14 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:7-12 (The Message)
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Matthew 20:26-27
(Matthew 21:1-11)
“Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide”
By, Ann Spangler
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ish Makaboth à Man of Sorrows
song and sacred dance by Erica Berberena
to “Hosanna” by Kirk Franklin
distribution of the palms
Communion
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ish Makaboth”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
April 13, 2014
&
&
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon 12 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:1-9 (The Message)
“The Suffering Servant”
1 Samuel 16:1-13
“God Looks into the Heart”
“Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide”
By, Ann Spangler
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ebed Yahweh à Servant of God
Communion
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ebed Yahweh”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
March 30, 2014

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 29,100+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Entering Jerusalem

entering Jerusalem
the anointed
the symbolism clear
Christ on the donkey
the Davidic King
entering David’s city
the Messiah, God come
Immanuel, hosanna
come to save us
Hosanna, the King,
come save us now


edited April 15, 2014
Entering Jerusalem
April 10, 2014
As the Messiah
Zechariah 9:9
Mark 11:7-10 (NRSV)
“Chapter 6: The Final Week - Jerusalem”
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
edited March 19, 2014
“so that we may walk in the footsteps of Jesus – v5”
edited February 20, 2013
“so that we may walk in the footsteps of Jesus – v4”
edited February 20, 2013
“so that we may walk in the footsteps of Jesus – v3”
edited February 20, 2013
“so that we may walk in the footsteps of Jesus – v2”
February 20, 2013
“so that we may walk in the footsteps of Jesus”
companion video for
third book in a series of books -
“The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus”
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
&        
“Final Words from the Cross”
&
24 Hours That Changed the World
&           
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
“The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus”
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH               
February 17, 2013
Lent

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 29,110+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

If Christ forgave me

If Christ forgave me
nailing Him to the cross
how can I judge others
how do I find fault
How can I not forgive
because Christ forgave me
nailing Him to the cross
taking my on my shame


April 15, 2014
Palm Sunday
Sermon 14 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:7-12 (The Message)
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Matthew 20:26-27
(Matthew 21:1-11)
“Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide”
By, Ann Spangler
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ish Makaboth à Man of Sorrows
song and sacred dance by Erica Berberena
to “Hosanna” by Kirk Franklin
distribution of the palms
Communion
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ish Makaboth”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
April 13, 2014
&
&
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon 12 of “What’s In A Name…”
Sermon Series on “The Sacred Names of God”
Isaiah 53:1-9 (The Message)
“The Suffering Servant”
1 Samuel 16:1-13
“God Looks into the Heart”
“Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide”
By, Ann Spangler
Names of God and Definitions from Sermon today:
-          Ebed Yahweh à Servant of God
Communion
and sermon “Hello My Name is . . . Ebed Yahweh”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
March 30, 2014

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 29,100+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Learning to Serve

watching the servant
an apprentice
in the background
almost invisible
but ready to serve
Learning to serve
for the calling
meeting the need
in humble service
                  

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April 15, 2014
“The Servant Speaks”
Isaiah 49:1-7
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for April 15, 2014
read April 15, 2014
&
“Mary Speaks”
John 12:1-11
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for April 14, 2014
read April 14, 2014
&
April 14, 2014 to April 20, 2014
“Voices of Holy Week”
by Michael E. Williams
Senior Pastor, West End United Methodist Church
&
overview page (with questions)
Isaiah 49:1-7
“God Calls His Special Servant” (NCV)
John 12:1-11
Mary pours the nard on Jesus
Matthew 28:1-10
“Jesus Rises from the Dead” (NCV)
John 20:1-18
another resurrection story

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 29,110+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

in the background

in the background
not intruding
not sharing the stage
but in the background
ready to serve
to come forward
invisible, mostly
in the background
                  

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April 15, 2014
“The Servant Speaks”
Isaiah 49:1-7
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for April 15, 2014
read April 15, 2014
&
“Mary Speaks”
John 12:1-11
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for April 14, 2014
read April 14, 2014
&
April 14, 2014 to April 20, 2014
“Voices of Holy Week”
by Michael E. Williams
Senior Pastor, West End United Methodist Church
&
overview page (with questions)
Isaiah 49:1-7
“God Calls His Special Servant” (NCV)
John 12:1-11
Mary pours the nard on Jesus
Matthew 28:1-10
“Jesus Rises from the Dead” (NCV)
John 20:1-18
another resurrection story

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 29,110+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.