Wednesday, April 01, 2015

those six hours

the first three hours
breathing out a sermon
the last words He would speak
hanging on the cross.

darkness fell over the land
cloaked with sorrow
the Savior of the world
dying on the cross

the final three hours
the world shrouded in darkness
God hanging on a cross
waiting for this to be finished.

darkness blocked out the sun
in the Devil’s playground
seeming to have a victory
with Christ on the cross

====
merged April 1, 2015
those six hours

April 1, 2015
the final three hours
April 1, 2015
Darkness fell
Mark 15:25-39
Lenten book study:
Chapter 6. “The Crucifixion”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Mark 15:15b-23
Lenten book study:
Chapter 5. “The Torture and Humiliation of the King”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 18, 2015
Mark 15:1-15
Lenten book study:
Chapter 4. “Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Mark 14:53, 55, 61-68, 70-72
Mark 14:53-72
Lenten book study:
Chapter 3. “Condemned by the Righteous”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Spirit Study
March 3, 2015
Mark 14:26, 32-42
Mark 14:32a
Lenten book study:
Chapter 2. “Garden of Gethsemane”
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Matthew 26:28
Exodus 24:8
Jeremiah 31:31-34
John 15:15
John 13:3-5
Mark 14:12, 22-25
Lenten book study:
Chapter 1. “The Last Supper”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
other books by Rev. Hamilton studied in Spirit Study groups -
Not A Silent Night
&
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
&        
“Final Words from the Cross”

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, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 36,860+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

the final three hours

the first three hours
breathing out a sermon
the last words He would speak
hanging on the cross.

the final three hours
the world shrouded in darkness
God hanging on a cross
waiting for this to be finished.

====
April 1, 2015
the final three hours

April 1, 2015
Darkness fell
Mark 15:25-39
Lenten book study:
Chapter 6. “The Crucifixion”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Mark 15:15b-23
Lenten book study:
Chapter 5. “The Torture and Humiliation of the King”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 18, 2015
Mark 15:1-15
Lenten book study:
Chapter 4. “Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Mark 14:53, 55, 61-68, 70-72
Mark 14:53-72
Lenten book study:
Chapter 3. “Condemned by the Righteous”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Spirit Study
March 3, 2015
Mark 14:26, 32-42
Mark 14:32a
Lenten book study:
Chapter 2. “Garden of Gethsemane”
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Matthew 26:28
Exodus 24:8
Jeremiah 31:31-34
John 15:15
John 13:3-5
Mark 14:12, 22-25
Lenten book study:
Chapter 1. “The Last Supper”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
other books by Rev. Hamilton studied in Spirit Study groups -
Not A Silent Night
&
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
&        
“Final Words from the Cross”

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, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 36,860+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Darkness fell

darkness fell over the land
cloaked with sorrow
the Savior of the world
dying on the cross

darkness blocked out the sun
in the Devil’s playground
seeming to have a victory
with Christ on the cross

====
April 1, 2015
Darkness fell

Mark 15:25-39
Lenten book study:
Chapter 6. “The Crucifixion”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Mark 15:15b-23
Lenten book study:
Chapter 5. “The Torture and Humiliation of the King”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 18, 2015
Mark 15:1-15
Lenten book study:
Chapter 4. “Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Mark 14:53, 55, 61-68, 70-72
Mark 14:53-72
Lenten book study:
Chapter 3. “Condemned by the Righteous”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Spirit Study
March 3, 2015
Mark 14:26, 32-42
Mark 14:32a
Lenten book study:
Chapter 2. “Garden of Gethsemane”
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Matthew 26:28
Exodus 24:8
Jeremiah 31:31-34
John 15:15
John 13:3-5
Mark 14:12, 22-25
Lenten book study:
Chapter 1. “The Last Supper”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
other books by Rev. Hamilton studied in Spirit Study groups -
Not A Silent Night
&
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
&        
“Final Words from the Cross”

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, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 36,860+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

save yourself – v2

“Save yourself,”
they taunted Him;
but He could not,
not if He was to save us
to save us from ourselves.

Christ could not climb down,
though He was certainly able;
God stayed on our cross
Christ remained the servant
to give us life with Him.

“Come down from the cross,”
they jeered, they taunted,
mocking the Savior
the Messiah long-foretold
in ancient words of scripture.

But He could not descend
(not the nails that held Him).
Christ stayed on the cross
because this was His purpose.

====
merged April 1, 2015
save yourself – v2

April 1, 2015
come down from the cross
April 1, 2015
save yourself
What a Week
John 11
John 12
Matthew 21
Mark 15
Luke 23
Opening Prayer
Message, “What a Week!” (as drafted before the service)
Message, “What a Week!” (more like as preached)
Closing Prayer
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Fourth Friday of the month service at Mt. Heights Health Care Facility
worship led by Raymond A. Foss
http://raymondafoss.blogspot.com/
March 27, 2015
&
Mark 15:25-39
Lenten book study:
Chapter 6. “The Crucifixion”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Mark 15:15b-23
Lenten book study:
Chapter 5. “The Torture and Humiliation of the King”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 18, 2015
Mark 15:1-15
Lenten book study:
Chapter 4. “Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Mark 14:53, 55, 61-68, 70-72
Mark 14:53-72
Lenten book study:
Chapter 3. “Condemned by the Righteous”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Spirit Study
March 3, 2015
Mark 14:26, 32-42
Mark 14:32a
Lenten book study:
Chapter 2. “Garden of Gethsemane”
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Matthew 26:28
Exodus 24:8
Jeremiah 31:31-34
John 15:15
John 13:3-5
Mark 14:12, 22-25
Lenten book study:
Chapter 1. “The Last Supper”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
other books by Rev. Hamilton studied in Spirit Study groups -
Not A Silent Night
&
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
&        
“Final Words from the Cross”

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, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 36,860+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

come down from the cross

“Come down from the cross,”
they jeered, they taunted,
mocking the Savior
the Messiah long-foretold
in ancient words of scripture;
but He could not descend
(not the nails that held Him).
Christ stayed on the cross
because this was His purpose.

====
April 1, 2015
come down from the cross

April 1, 2015
save yourself
What a Week
John 11
John 12
Matthew 21
Mark 15
Luke 23
Opening Prayer
Message, “What a Week!” (as drafted before the service)
Message, “What a Week!” (more like as preached)
Closing Prayer
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Fourth Friday of the month service at Mt. Heights Health Care Facility
worship led by Raymond A. Foss
http://raymondafoss.blogspot.com/
March 27, 2015
&
Mark 15:25-39
Lenten book study:
Chapter 6. “The Crucifixion”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Mark 15:15b-23
Lenten book study:
Chapter 5. “The Torture and Humiliation of the King”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 18, 2015
Mark 15:1-15
Lenten book study:
Chapter 4. “Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Mark 14:53, 55, 61-68, 70-72
Mark 14:53-72
Lenten book study:
Chapter 3. “Condemned by the Righteous”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Spirit Study
March 3, 2015
Mark 14:26, 32-42
Mark 14:32a
Lenten book study:
Chapter 2. “Garden of Gethsemane”
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Matthew 26:28
Exodus 24:8
Jeremiah 31:31-34
John 15:15
John 13:3-5
Mark 14:12, 22-25
Lenten book study:
Chapter 1. “The Last Supper”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
other books by Rev. Hamilton studied in Spirit Study groups -
Not A Silent Night
&
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
&        
“Final Words from the Cross”

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, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 36,860+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

save yourself

“Save yourself,”
they taunted Him;
but He could not,
not if He was to save us
to save us from ourselves.

Christ could not climb down,
though He was certainly able;
God stayed on our cross
Christ remained the servant
to give us life with Him.

====
April 1, 2015
save yourself

What a Week
John 11
John 12
Matthew 21
Mark 15
Luke 23
Opening Prayer
Message, “What a Week!” (as drafted before the service)
Message, “What a Week!” (more like as preached)
Closing Prayer
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Fourth Friday of the month service at Mt. Heights Health Care Facility
worship led by Raymond A. Foss
http://raymondafoss.blogspot.com/
March 27, 2015
&
Mark 15:25-39
Lenten book study:
Chapter 6. “The Crucifixion”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Mark 15:15b-23
Lenten book study:
Chapter 5. “The Torture and Humiliation of the King”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 18, 2015
Mark 15:1-15
Lenten book study:
Chapter 4. “Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Mark 14:53, 55, 61-68, 70-72
Mark 14:53-72
Lenten book study:
Chapter 3. “Condemned by the Righteous”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Spirit Study
March 10, 2015
Spirit Study
March 3, 2015
Mark 14:26, 32-42
Mark 14:32a
Lenten book study:
Chapter 2. “Garden of Gethsemane”
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
Matthew 26:28
Exodus 24:8
Jeremiah 31:31-34
John 15:15
John 13:3-5
Mark 14:12, 22-25
Lenten book study:
Chapter 1. “The Last Supper”
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Spirit study led by Pastor Ruth Foss
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
&
other books by Rev. Hamilton studied in Spirit Study groups -
Not A Silent Night
&
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
&        
“Final Words from the Cross”

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, 2015. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 36,860+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.