Preaching the Church Calendar

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by Squire Robertsson, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. Squire Robertsson

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    I brought this over from the Classified forum's Maundy Thursday thread. http://www.baptistboard.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=000112&p=
    I would humbly beg to differ on this point. We have fairly solid scriptural suppport for these days. If you would read the Gospel accounts of the last week, the days listed follow the accounts. Unless you are taking the position that</font>
    • Palm Sunday: The Messiah did not enter Jerusalem on the back of a donkey.</font>
    • Maundy Thursday: Our Lord did not command a time of rememberance aka the Lord's Supper.</font>
    • Good Friday: Our Savior never hung on a cross. </font>
    As Anglo-American Baptists, we have severe allergic reactions to anything that smells of popery. Now, good men can quibble about if the crucifixion was on Good Friday or Good Thursday. But the fact is the events remembered on the days mentioned took place. We would do well if we remembered them and not be afraid of them.

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    Working with the EC-Baptists, I find that preaching the calendar opens up opportunities to preach on foundational truths. What is a better time to preach on the work of the Holy Spirit than on Pentecost? Ascension Day is perfect for messages on the Second Coming and/or Missions. As you can see, these days are ones mentioned either in the Gospels or Acts.

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  3. Pioneer

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    How about bringing over my 2 responses so the people can see my true position?
     
  4. Rev. Joshua

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    Squire, I'm in complete agreement with you here. Our church is a liturgical one, and we follow the lectionary and observe the traditional days of the church year.

    Joshua
    Who is really looking forward to being able to eat chocolate again. Every time I give it up for Lent, I do so forgetting that Girl Scout Cookies arrive this time of year.
     
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    We have memorial services for deacons, pastors, sweet Aunt Bessie, and so on, but try to have a Good Friday service, celebrating the death of Christ and His atoning sacrifice in some Baptist church and you'll get a tirade, if not worse.
    I completely agree with you Squire. When we preach the great Christian holidays of the Christian calendar, we preachers have to leave our "hobbie horses" and actually preach the texts and the great truths of the Word.
     
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    For Pioneer's responses, (that were posted as I wrote and posted mine) please click on the link above.
     

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