NextSunday Worship

Archive for January, 2020

  • February 23, 2020

    “Jesus the New Moses”

    Year A: Transfiguration (Last Sunday Before Lent)

    Our Christian New Testament has four Gospels — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — each with its own distinctive approach in telling of the life and ministry of Jesus, climaxing with the crucifixion and resurrection. Luke’s Gospel begins by noting “many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been […]

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  • February 16, 2020

    “Mixed Metaphors”

    Year A - Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany

    The verses of the old gospel song, “Life is Like a Mountain Railroad,” compare human existence with a lifelong train trip. But then, the chorus seems to switch to riding on a boat in anticipation of reaching heaven’s blissful shore and singing with the angels. This is an example of combining two comparisons that don’t […]

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  • February 9, 2020

    “Pour Out Your Soul”

    Year A - Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

    In the Blue Laws era of the 1960s, state laws in South Carolina tried to define certain businesses that should and should not be open on Sundays, but state officials gave some leeway for local governing bodies to enact their own laws. For example, the city of Anderson and Anderson County had some different laws.  […]

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  • February 2, 2020

    “Predictions for February 2”

    Year A - Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

    Many people approach today, February 2, with a superstitious outlook, anticipating certain things happening if certain other things happen. On Groundhog Day, tradition has it, if the namesake rodent comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, you can expect forty more days of wintery weather. February 2 marks the approximate midpoint between the […]

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