NextSunday Worship

Archive for July, 2012

  • August 19, 2012

    “Sacramental Songs”

    Lectionary Year B - Proper 15 (20) – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

    According to Ephesians 5:19, one result of being filled with the Holy Spirit is singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Psalms are ancient songs of Hebrew faith recorded in the Old Testament book entitled “Psalms.”  “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”  “Create in me a clean heart, O God.”  “Bless the Lord, […]

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  • August 12, 2012

    “Filling Up the Hugger”

    Lectionary Year B - Proper 14 (19) – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

    One day, when my daughter, Maggie, was two years old, we were talking about hugs and kisses.  I said, “I love it when you hug me, Maggie.”  She shook her head side to side, poked her lip out, and said, “I don’t have any more hugs.”  I said, “Oh, no.”  Then my wife, Dayna, said, […]

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  • August 5, 2012

    “A Biblical Approach to Church Growth”

    Lectionary Year B - Proper 13 (18) – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

    When some people think about church growth, they think about building projects.  They focus on getting newer, bigger, better facilities.  Sometimes building projects are necessary, and church architecture can be inspiring.  First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Alabama has the tallest prefabricated steeple in the world.  All 229 feet of it point toward the Most High […]

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