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A Trial before the Righteous by Raymond A. Foss

For fear, and the love of power
the lamb led to the slaughter
the judgment upon his head
in the dark of that hour

Before the priests, the elders
the scribes of the people
those who should know the law
the nature of God and the people

Yet unable to see him
God in their custody
a defendant like no other
in all of history

A trial before the righteous
corrupted by their power
yet harder than they imagined
because he wouldn’t take their bait

Only when they asked him
put him under oath
acknowledging his true identity
too much for them to bear

Sentenced, convicted
held to account
for claiming his true deity
making the powerful choke

March 14, 2010
Matthew 26:57-68
I John 4:16b-21
Isaiah 58:6-9 (Call to Worship)
Worship Theme: “Those who condemned Jesus”
and sermon, “Condemned By the Righteous”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
the third in a series of sermons, based in part on the book,
“24 Hours That Changed the World”, by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
March 14, 2010
Fourth Sunday in Lent

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