NextSunday Worship

Archive for May, 2014

  • June 22, 2014

    “Following God Is Hard!”

    Year A – Second Sunday after Pentecost

    I could not believe my eyes as I read the Baptist newspaper for the state. There was an advertisement for “The Jesus Watch” with the ad line “The Watch That Inspired Us All!!!” The advertisement continued with “This beautiful quartz watch is a constant reminder of our faith in Jesus Christ because our skilled watchmakers […]

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  • June 15, 2014

    “Harmony and Harmonious Diversity”

    Year A – Trinity Sunday – First Sunday after Pentecost

    The man was hurrying through the airport and saw another man carrying a Bible. “Are you a believer?” he asked. “Yes, answered the second man. Cautiously, the first man asked, “Virgin birth?” “I believe it,” said the second. “Deity of Jesus?” “Absolutely!” “Death on the cross and bodily resurrection?” “Hallelujah!” The first man was getting […]

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  • June 8, 2014

    “Fountains of Living Water”

    Year A – Day of Pentecost

    Do you remember how it felt? You had been outside working in the field in the middle of the summer. The heat boiled up around you, and you wondered if you could make it to the end of the row and get a drink of water. I agreed to help a church member and his […]

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  • June 1, 2014

    “Looking For Jesus?”

    Year A – Seventh Sunday of Easter

    You have heard the joke before: A drunken man wandered along the river one day and came upon an evangelist who was baptizing people in the river. As the drunk stumbled along, someone grabbed him and asked, “Brother, do you want to find Jesus?” Befuddled, the man mumbled agreement, and the evangelist proceeded to dunk […]

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  • May 25, 2014

    "Apologizing For the Kingdom"

    Year A – Sixth Sunday of Easter

    “I’m sorry for…” How often have we spoken these words? How difficult is it to say them with true conviction? It is often tough because when most people think of apologies, we think about saying that we are sorry for doing or saying something that hurts another. Sometimes we are seeking to show sympathy or […]

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