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  • The Holy Innocents

    Contributed by William Mouser on Jan 10, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 17,787 views

    This jarring episode is just as much a part of the Christmas season as the manger scene. Though grim, the fate of the Innocents shows us how and why we share the hope they had in Christ’s second advent

    Psalm 124, Jeremiah 3:15-17, Revelation 21:1-7, Matthew 2:13-18 The Holy Innocents The Gospel lesson that is read today is actually from the lectionary for the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which in the liturgical calendar is celebrated on December 28 – four days ago. The Book of Common Prayer ...read more

  • The Holy Innocents

    Contributed by Kristopher Morris on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 5,039 views

    This soon after celebrating Christmas we read the account of Herod’s slaughter of Bethlehem’s baby boys. What does this tragic story mean for us today?

  • The Slaughter Of The Innocents

    Contributed by Jacob Golden, Jr. on Apr 24, 2002
    based on 120 ratings
     | 8,040 views

    A consideration of Matthew’s story about Herod’s slaughter of the children in Bethlehem following Jesus’ birth.

    THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS Matthew 2:13–23 • Romans 8:18–25 Christmas 1 (a) • December ’95, ’98, ’01 I hope you had a good Christmas. We stayed home again. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t visit any relatives (though we had some visit us). Didn’t go see a movie (something we’ve sometimes ...read more

  • Suffering Of The Innocent

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jun 15, 2001
    based on 280 ratings
     | 12,042 views

    We ask "why do innocent folks suffer?" but do we dare to hear Jesus’ answer?

    Suffering of the Innocent By Andrew Chan, Senior Pastor, PBC, Vancouver, BC Luke 13:1-5 An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and prepare for an emergency landing. A few minutes later the pilot asked the flight ...read more

  • Zacchaeus The Innocent

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Mar 17, 2015
    based on 10 ratings
     | 16,624 views

    As Jesus makes his way toward Jerusalem and the Triumphant Entry of Palm/Passion Sunday he makes an important stop in Jericho to have dinner with Zacchaeus the Innocent. How many times in life do we jump to the wrong conclusions?

    Zacchaeus the “Innocent” “Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through town. 2 A man there named Zacchaeus, a ruler among tax collectors, was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but, being a short man, he couldn’t because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed ...read more

  • No Innocent Bystanders Series

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Jun 12, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 7,015 views

    The prophet Obadiah makes clear that we can’t stand idly by while our neighbors suffer.

    At approximately 3:20 on the morning of March 13, 1964, twenty-eight-year-old Kitty Genovese was returning to her home in a nice, middle-class area of Queens, NY, from her job as a bar manager. She parked her red Fiat in a nearby parking lot, turned-off the lights and started the walk to her ...read more

  • Innocent Suffering Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Mar 12, 2001
    based on 154 ratings
     | 2,872 views

    In today’s psalm, first lesson and gospel, the theme of innocent suffering gives us the opportunity to ponder what this means for us today.

    Sermon for Palm/Passion Sunday, Year C Based on Ps. 31:9-16; Isa. 50:4-9a; Lk. 23:1-49 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “Innocent Suffering” Preaching on Palm/Passion Sunday is like trying to see and appreciate the details of a beautiful landscape, while, at the same time, you’re ...read more

  • The Slaughter Of The Innocent Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,904 views

    the holy innocents slaughter.

    THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT MATTHEW 2.13-18 I hope you had a nice Christmas together. What were the familiar sounds of Christmas? Presents being opened, children’s excited voices, food being eaten, bells, carols and probably snoring. There are smells and there are sounds which remind us each ...read more

  • Is There An End Of The Innocence?

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,497 views

    difference between hidden and willing sins

    September 23, 2001 Psalm 19 12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. 13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. In the 1980’s Don Henley sang a song called “the end of the ...read more

  • Slaughter Of The Innocents

    Contributed by Howard Tyas on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,517 views

    Protecting the "newborn child" when the Herods of this world are threatened.

    This story of Mary and Joseph’s flight into Egypt with their newborn child and Herod’s slaughter of the infants in Bethlehem is a story that is not preached on very much, if at all. And for obvious reasons. Who wants to spoil the beauty and the joy of the Christmas season with a story of the ...read more

  • Slaughtering The Innocent

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Dec 18, 2016
     | 897 views

    A homily considering the choice we must make when Christ comes near.

    “Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the ...read more

  • Innocent Or Guilty? Series

    Contributed by Leroy Redding on Aug 5, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,553 views

    Romans #3

    Innocent or Guilty? Romans 1:18-32 What is the biggest problem in the world today? What is the classic problem of the world? What is the biggest need humanity needs to overcome? Poverty? Racism? War? Dealing with natural disasters? What is the biggest problem that mankind needs to ...read more

  • Return To Innocence

    Contributed by Keith Manry on Apr 3, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,383 views

    Part VI in the series - 24. This is a first person narrative account from the perspective of the penitent thief on the cross. The preaching idea: Only by the innocence of Christ are the guilty set free.

    Introduction… My prayer is that over the past six weeks that those of you who have been present for this series of sermons have been moved by the stories that we have experienced. One of the great things about preaching – is that before the message ever gets to you I’ve spent hours and hours ...read more

  • Found Innocent Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Feb 8, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 1,534 views

    This is part four in a series on Galatians.

    The Triumph of Grace “Found Innocent” June 18, 2000 This Morning’s Text – Galatians 2:15-21 “We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in ...read more

  • The Killing Of The Innocent

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Apr 22, 2018
     | 257 views

    A study in the book of Leviticus 1: 1 – 17

    Leviticus 1: 1 – 17 The killing of the innocent 1 Now the LORD called to Moses, and spoke to him from the tabernacle of meeting, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When any one of you brings an offering to the LORD, you shall bring your offering of the livestock—of ...read more