NextSunday Worship

Archive for June, 2019

  • July 21, 2019

    “The Incredible Portrait of Jesus and God’s Ultimate Goal”

    Year C: The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

    Before we turn to the incredibly elevated text about Jesus in Colossians, I want to call your attention to Psalm 15 which is one of the shortest texts in the Psalter. Its length, however, is no measure of its importance because this psalm deals with the crucial question of human integrity. Positioned immediately after Psalm […]

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  • July 14, 2019

    “Confronting the Plumb Line of Christian Baptism”

    Year C - The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    In contrast to the basic way we in the western world think, the people of Israel were very eastern. They loved to think in word-pictures and in stories. While we in the west also love stories and become entranced with movies, we usually prefer to draw our conclusions to problems and issues on the basis […]

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  • July 7, 2019

    “Gaining God’s Perspective”

    Year C: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    Getting the perspective of God clearly in mind has always been a difficult task for people. Skewing the divine perspective to fit our human wishes and perspectives has always been a problem. In the Old Testament story from 2 Kings 5:1-16 Naaman, the Syrian General, who had leprosy came with a great entourage to be […]

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  • June 30, 2019

    “Called to Liberty”

    Year C – Third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8 (13)

    Freedom – let it ring out to all people.  Freedom is a precious word, one that I cherish so very much.  All people do not know the freedom that we have in America.  America was founded on the very premise of liberty.  Our forefathers struggled and fought against oppression, tyranny, and the harsh hand of […]

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