Maundy Thursday: Duane W.H. Arnold, PhD

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16 Responses

  1. Linn says:

    Thank you for a wonderful reminder of why I celebrate Easter!

  2. Duane Arnold says:


    Wishing you a Blessed Easter!

  3. Pineapple Head says:

    I’d love to read this at our Maundy Thursday Communion Gathering this evening. Okay with you, Duane?

  4. Duane Arnold says:



  5. Officerhoppy says:

    I get that he gave himself to the disciples but how did you come to the conclusion “… he gives himself exclusively to the Church and to no one else.”

    The context doesn’t seem to support it. While I know Jesus gave himself as a ransom for sinners, but exclusively to the church? Seems too, the context clearly supports the fact he was giving himself to his disciples and not necessarily to the church…at least in this incident. Your statement is certainly a nice thought seems to be an over reach—at least to me


  6. Duane Arnold says:

    On Maundy Thursday, he did give himself exclusively to those in the upper room… the disciples. Moreover, he gives the example of what it means to be the Church… self-sacrificing service…

  7. Em says:

    “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me!”
    He wasn’t going to the cross JUST for the disciples……

  8. Duane Arnold says:


    I didn’t say that… I did say “The following day, Good Friday, he would take upon himself the sin and suffering of the whole creation. He would offer himself for all, and to all, once again.” It helps to actually read the article…

  9. Officerhoppy says:

    Thanks Duane. Don’t know that I can make the same connection from the passage you shared but I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

    Good or bad, I come from a school of thought that says one can’t make a passage say today, what it didn’t mean then.

    My curse and my blessing—probably

  10. Em says:

    Thank you for clarifying, Dr. Duane…
    I was replying to the 10:10 from dear Officerhoppy……

  11. Officerhoppy says:

    My friend, my statement was in reference to the statement made regarding the Passover meal by the good Dr., “ Here, in the seclusion of the upper room, hidden from the eyes of the world, he gives himself exclusively to the Church and to no one else.”

    It wasn’t a reference to his act on the cross

    Just wanted to clarify that!

  12. Officerhoppy says:

    This may not be the best thread to share this. Michael, you can change it if you’d like. We’ve all heard the phrase it’s Friday but Sunday’s coming but you may not have heard the full sermon/devotional by S.M. Lockridge (1913-2000), pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego from 1953 to 1993. Here it is:

    It’s Friday
    Jesus is praying
    Peter’s a sleeping
    Judas is betraying
    But Sunday’s comin’

    It’s Friday
    Pilate’s struggling
    The council is conspiring
    The crowd is vilifying
    They don’t even know
    That Sunday’s comin’

    It’s Friday
    The disciples are running
    Like sheep without a shepherd
    Mary’s crying
    Peter is denying
    But they don’t know
    That Sunday’s a comin’

    It’s Friday
    The Romans beat my Jesus
    They robe him in scarlet
    They crown him with thorns
    But they don’t know
    That Sunday’s comin’

    It’s Friday
    See Jesus walking to Calvary
    His blood dripping
    His body stumbling
    And his spirit’s burdened
    But you see, it’s only Friday
    Sunday’s comin’

    It’s Friday
    The world’s winning
    People are sinning
    And evil’s grinning

    It’s Friday
    The soldiers nail my Savior’s hands
    To the cross
    They nail my Savior’s feet
    To the cross
    And then they raise him up
    Next to criminals

    It’s Friday
    But let me tell you something
    Sunday’s comin’

    It’s Friday
    The disciples are questioning
    What has happened to their King
    And the Pharisees are celebrating
    That their scheming
    Has been achieved
    But they don’t know
    It’s only Friday
    Sunday’s comin’

    It’s Friday
    He’s hanging on the cross
    Feeling forsaken by his Father
    Left alone and dying
    Can nobody save him?
    It’s Friday
    But Sunday’s comin’

    It’s Friday
    The earth trembles
    The sky grows dark
    My King yields his spirit

    It’s Friday
    Hope is lost
    Death has won
    Sin has conquered
    and Satan’s just a laughin’

    It’s Friday
    Jesus is buried
    A soldier stands guard
    And a rock is rolled into place

    But it’s Friday
    It is only Friday
    Sunday is a comin’!

  13. bob1 says:

    Duife ane,

    I want to thank you for your Maundy Thursday homily. My wife and I weren’t able to attend in person.
    It was really good!

  14. bob1 says:

    New keyboard. Meant to address it, “Duane…”

  15. Duane Arnold says:


    Many thanks…

  16. Em says:

    Sunday, Resurrection Sunday truly did come! ! !
    Hope for Eternity! ! !

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