NextSunday Worship

Archive for January, 2013

  • February 24, 2013

    “We Are Jerusalem”

    Year C—Second Sunday in Lent

    James Sanders, a great New Testament scholar says that the mistake that most of us Christians make is that when we read the Bible we usually identify with good guys and not the bad guys. In doing so, he said we usually miss the point. I think he is right. Most of us are like […]

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  • February 17, 2013

    “On Listening to the Wrong Voices”

    Year C—First Sunday in Lent

    Jesus’ disciples came to him one day. It was obvious that they were frustrated. “Lord,” they said, “we’ve got some problems. Real problems.” “Yes,” he listened. “Well, you told us to follow you. To leave it all behind. You told us about this kingdom of God. But it is getting complicated. My family doesn’t understand […]

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  • February 10, 2013

    Don’t Miss the Trip

    Year C – Transfiguration Sunday

    Have you ever missed a trip? At one time or another we all do. But my question today is more far-reaching than that. Will you miss the trip? Max Lucado tells of sitting on a plane waiting to take off. He was in 14D. She was in 14E. She was obviously country with her velour […]

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  • February 3, 2013

    “Why Don’t We?”

    Year C – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

    Howard Thurman, the great African-American preacher, told a story about a man who had a dream. He was on a train. The train stopped. He found himself in a large city. It was very cold. He got off the train in the early morning. The streets were covered in snow. The redcaps and the baggage […]

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  • January 27, 2013

    By Epiphany’s Light: A Synagogue Candle

    Year C - Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    INTRODUCTION It was almost fifty years ago, now, but I remember it with great clarity! As a theology student in seminary, one of my field assignments was to attend worship with a black congregation. In those days, worshipping in a predominantly black context was a culturally novel experience for many of my peers and, especially, […]

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