Sermon Archive (Page 3)

Sermon Archive (Page 3)

Full of Acts of Love

Lectionary: Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30 Let us pray: O Lord, fill us with your Word this morning, that hearing it may fill our ears and our hearts and our bodies with your truth. 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 your holy name we pray, Amen.…

What’s next?

Lectionary: Acts 9:1-6, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, John 21:1-19 Let us pray: Bless us this morning, O God: our ears to hear Your word, out hearts to accept and understand it, and our bodies to go out and live it. In Your holy name we pray, Amen. What’s next? I was fast approaching my last year of college; I was starting to seriously ask, “Now what?”…

Doubt and Faith

Lectionary: Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29, Revelation 1:4-8, John 20:19-31 Let us pray: Enter into us through these words, O God. Speak to us this morning, to all of us gathered in this place. Bless our hearts to hear your words, and our lives to live them out. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock…

Good Friday–Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are a way to remember Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion on Good Friday. We remember God’s love for us and imagine what this day may have been like for Jesus. FIRST STATION Jesus prays alone in the garden We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you:Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Christ Jesus, though he was in the…

A New Commandment

Lectionary: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31-35 Let us pray: Bless this space, O God. Bless this meal you have invited us to; bless your words and mine. Speak to us as we enter these three days before Easter, as we remember again Your life and death. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit we pray, Amen. A…

Letting Go of Reluctance

Lectionary: Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8 Let us pray: Lord God Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, we look to you. Be with us this morning; guide us and speak to us. Show us your way and give us strength to follow you. In your name we pray, Amen. Letting Go of Reluctance Saul had it all, you know? His family observed the law faithfully,…

Letting Go of How-it-was

Lectionary: Joshua 5:9-12, Psalm 32, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Let us pray: Lord God, holy and true, we ask for your presence here. Come among us and speak to us. Show us your will and your way. 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. In your holy name we pray, Amen.…

Letting Go of Indulgence

Lectionary: Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 Let us pray: Lord God Almighty, be with us this morning as we hear your Word. Speak to us; show us what we need to hear. Bless our understanding; send us out from worship to do your will. In your name we pray, Amen. Letting Go of Indulgence “You deserve this!” I saw the slogan on a…

Letting Go of Plans

Lectionary: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35 Let us pray: O Lord Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life: Do not let us stray from you, the Way, nor to distrust you, the Truth, nor to rest in anything other than you, the Life. Amen. (Desiderius Erasmus) Letting Go of Plans I try to start every day out by planning the day. What…

Letting Go of Fear

Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13 Let us pray: Lord, speak to us this morning through your Word, we pray. Send your Holy Spirit to this place to remind us of your truth. Be with us. We pray together in your holy name, Amen. Letting Go of Fear I don’t know about all of you, but I am loving this trend where…