Wednesday, August 05, 2015

waking the disciples – v7

When Jesus was in the garden,
Gethsemane, the Mount of Olives,
His face was contorted, ashen,
wearing a mask of pain frozen;
His sweat falling like blood,
smeared upon His face

Our Master, Jesus,
the Messiah, the Christ,
confronting us, His disciples
waking us from our tired sleep;
Our bodies weak, now in shock,
at what had happened to Jesus

Christ had been praying in the garden,
Gethsemane, the Mount of Olives,
our cup to His lips, our sin,
the sweat of blood flowing;
Foreshadowing His torture,
the Passion just begun

Christ wore the crown of thorns,
He suffered the whip,
nails piercing His flesh,
His body broken for us;
He died on the cross
to save humanity
edited August 5, 2015
waking the disciples – v7

(editing version 5)
edited December 22, 2014
waking the disciples – v6
(editing version 2)
edited December 22, 2014
waking the disciples – v5
(editing version 3)
edited February 23, 2014
“waking the disciples – v4”
(editing version 2)
Edited October 23, 2013
“waking the disciples – v3”
Edited October 14, 2013
“waking the disciples – v2”
new poem February 27, 2013
“waking the disciples”
new poem February 27, 2013
“sweat of blood”
new poem February 27, 2013
Luke 22:44
“tears of blood”
Edited February 27, 2013
“The Cup of Our Vomit – v3”
Edited September 6, 2012
“The Cup of Our Vomit – v2”
Edited September 6, 2012
new poem title, “The Cup of Our Vomit”
Mark 7:21-23 (NIV)
Mark 7:20-23 (The Message)
‘He (Christ) went on: "It's what comes out of a person that pollutes:
obscenities, lusts, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, depravity,
deceptive dealings, carousing, mean looks, slander, arrogance,
foolishness—all these are vomit from the heart.
There is the source of your pollution."’
Scripture taken from The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
(Revised Common Lectionary, Year C)
Upper Room Disciplines for 2012
August 27, 2012 to September 2, 2012
“True Worship”
by Jerry Kearney
for August 29, 2012,
read August 30, 2012
Spirit Study
led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH        
September 2, 2012
earlier poem of
February 8, 2010
“The Cup of Our Sin”
John 14:1-3, 12-18, 25-27
Psalm 46 (Call to Worship)
Psalm 23
and sermon, “When Your World Come Crashing Down”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 7, 2010,
based in part on article,
"Trauma and Theology",
by Professor Shelly Rambo,
Boston University School of Theology,
Focus Magazine, Winter 2009
Matthew 26:17-30;
Mark 14:12-25;
Luke 22:7-20.
Luke 22:39-46
Matthew 26:35-45
Matthew 26:39
“And he went a little further, and fell on his face,
and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible,
let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will,
but as thou wilt”. (KJV)

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