Sermons on Grace

Sermons on Grace

Called Where???

Lectionary: Isaiah 6:1-13, Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 Let us pray: Lord God, bless us with ears to hear and eyes to see when you speak to us. Give us grace when we fall short, and carry us through those places where your call is too much for us. Give us ears to hear your word, O Christ. Amen. Called Where??? I once read a comparison between searching…

“Throw him off a cliff!”

Lectionary readings: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4:21-30 Let us pray: Speak to us this morning, O God, and give us ears to hear your words to us. Show us your majesty and your truth. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. “Throw him off a…

Redeemed

Lectionary: Isaiah 43:1-7, Psalm 29, Acts 8:14-17, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Let us pray: Dear God, remind us of your presence. Remind us of your redeeming love, which we remember in baptism. Speak to us today. In your holy name we pray, Amen. Redeemed Like a lot of us, I think, I was baptized as a baby. I was two months old, and so of course don’t remember a thing about…

A-ha! (Oct. 21)

Lectionary: Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 91:9-16, Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 Let us pray: Word of God, come among us today. Speak to us your Word, and make our hearts and our souls new. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen. A-ha! You may have heard of Harry Potter. Maybe. 🙂 It is the…

Salt

Lectionary: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 Let us pray: Lord, please bless our hearing of Your holy Word. Speak to each of us the word we need to hear today. Amen. Salt So… our  gospel passage today is quite a smorgasbord. We jump from exorcisms and who’s in Jesus’ in-groups, to hell and sin and cutting off body…

The Spirit Came to Him?!?

Scripture: Judges 15:9-20, Psalm 24, Hebrews 11:29-38, Matthew 5:13-16 Let us pray: Lord God, guide our ears and our hearts this morning as we come and hear your Word. Give us the grace to approach as we are; give us the grace to see Scripture as it is. Give us the courage for honesty. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your…

Human

Lectionary readings: Ezekiel 2:1-5, Psalm 123, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, Mark 6:1-13 Let us pray: Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.* Human I don’t know about you, but I often think I’m too human. Like, the whole reason…

Fruit and Clothes

Lectionary: Genesis 3:8-15, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35 Let us pray: O God, bring us out of the depths so that we may hear you. Fill our hearts with your Word and our lives with your love. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Fruit and Clothes This is a…

What is to prevent…

Lectionary texts: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:25-31, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8 Let us pray: Lord God, proclaim to us your good news. Speak truth to us today. Give us your Spirit, that we may have guidance wherever you send us. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.     I once went to school with a particular group of people. They were the popular group, in every…

Sisters (Mar. 11)

Readings: 2 Samuel 13:1-20, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22, Galatians 3:26-29, and John 8:3-11 Let us pray: Lord, we pray that you would open our hearts to your Word. We pray that we would receive your words and that you would bless our understanding. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. In…
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