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No courage to speak by Raymond A. Foss

None of the elders,
the priests, the scribes
the Sanhedrin that night
None with the courage to speak
to stop this unholy trial

Violating all the rules
the laws, the commands of God
a trial on the Passover
in the dark of night,
secret and alone

Power their possession
their reward here on earth
Christ accused unjustly
evil stalking the night
resting on that place

A corrupt court
biased judge and jury
even when he named himself
denying his glory
the truth called blasphemy

All of them silent, sheep
following the leader
over the cliff of death
their ranks legion

March 15, 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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