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August 24 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:1-11, John 13:21-30, John 13:31-38
Sermon Title: “Love – Following – Betrayal - Denial”
Synopsis: This section is interesting it begins with Judas being named as the betrayer, ends with Peter being named as the denier, with Jesus equating discipleship to loving one another in-between. So what are the connections? How do these topics relate in the story, in our lives, in the church? I look forward to hearing your opinion!
August 31 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 31:1-5, John 14:1-7, John 14:8-14
Sermon Title: “One Way”
Synopsis: We live in a world of relativism, where all truth is equal, and each of us decides what is true for ourselves. This of course would mean that there is not a greater truth, in reality that there is not a God. Jesus’ teaching begs to differ with the wisdom of our present culture. Jesus says there is a greater truth. So what do we think? Do we lean toward the wisdom of our culture or of Jesus?
September 7 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost – Celebration of Communion
Scripture Reading: John 14:15-17, John 14:18-24, John 14:25-31
Sermon Title: “The Triune God”
Synopsis: Our passages for today spell out the Triune, or relational nature of God. God’s very nature is that of a relationship. As beings created in God’s image, but does this relational nature mean for us and how we live our lives as individuals and as a community?
September 14 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 22:25-31, John 15:1-5, John 15:6-11
Sermon Title: “Our Joy Made Complete” – “I am the Vine”
Synopsis: That is an amazing thought: “Our joy made complete.” That sounds like the answer to all our dreams doesn’t it? Can you really even imagine your joy being complete? Jesus says our joy becomes complete as we understand ourselves as branches bearing fruit on the vine of Christ. How does that idea sit with you and what does it mean for our daily lives?
September 21 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 98, I John 5:1-6, John 15:12-17
Sermon Title: “You Are Chosen”
Synopsis: Many of us survived that dreaded playground experience of being chosen last, which really was like not being chosen at all. In this amazing passage Jesus reminds us that God has chosen us. Not only are we chosen but God wants to work through us. God chooses us to be God’s holy instruments. So what does it mean for us in terms of how we think about ourselves and our lives when we realize who we are: “God’s chosen people”?
September 28 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:22-27, John 15:18-25, John 15:26-16:4a
Sermon Title: “Hated but not Stumbling”
Synopsis: Jesus tells us that the world will hate us. He warns of this so that we will not stumble. The problem of course is that we don’t want the world to hate us that seems problematic at best. First of all, can we understand why the world would hate us if we follow the ways of Jesus? Then can we begin to see how being hated by the world is a positive attribute rather than a negative one? This is a huge step of transformation. Thankfully we have each other for the journey.
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