NextSunday Worship

Archive for April, 2018

  • May 20, 2018

    Danger: People at Worship

    Year B: Day of Pentecost

    The Witness of Scripture: The ancient instruction book of the church, Didache, says “Two ways there are, one of Life and one of Death, and there is a great difference between the two ways.” Didache; VI, 15)   Most of us don’t think of church, especially worship, as being a “life or death” matter. However, […]

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  • May 13, 2018

    “Have We Remembered Everything?”

    Year B – Seventh Sunday of Easter

    The Introduction: The Hispanic writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, wrote exquisite novels –                 One Hundred Years of Solitude,                             Love in the Time of Cholera                                         and others –                 that express the importance of remembering. Marquez shows us that sometimes people are trapped in the past, living out of nostalgia. But he also shows […]

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  • May 6, 2018

    “What God Wants from Us”

    Year B - Sixth Sunday of Easter

    The Witness of Scripture: This morning we come to one of the most important texts in all of the Bible. It marks the turning point in the early church and most certainly the book of Acts. Interestingly enough, we are not as familiar with this text as we are others. Perhaps it’s because this experience […]

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  • April 29, 2018

    God is Love !

    Year B - Fifth Sunday of Easter

    I take as my text today the simple affirmation from the Epistle reading, “God is love.”  Of course, that’s not everything that can be said about God, otherwise I would have wasted years in seminary.  But sometimes, we need to say what’s important in words as short and succinct as possible. I think that’s why […]

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