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May 3 – 5th Sunday of Easter - Communion
Scripture Reading: Psalm 31:1-8, Acts 7:54-60, I Peter 2:1-10
Sermon Title: “A Living Stone”
Synopsis: Peter uses an interesting image in our passage for today. He tells us to come to God as “Living Stones.” What do you think that means? We don’t think of stones as living entities, but Jesus is called the cornerstone that the builders rejected. How might this image of a “Living Stone” help us understand our life of faith?
May 10 – 6th Sunday of Easter – Mother’s Day
Scripture Reading: I Peter 2:11-17, I Peter 2:18-25, I Peter 3:1-12
Sermon Title: “Living Honorably”
Synopsis: Peter writes, “For it is God’s will that by doing right you should silence the ignorance of the foolish.” It is God’s will that we do right! That seems reasonable, but what is right? We live in a culture where what is right is determined by each person. In this section Peter makes it clear that how we live as citizens, as workers, and as members of our families has a tremendous impact for the Kingdom of God. In other words living honorably in our everyday relationships, or living rightly truly does matter. So maybe figuring out what is right is rather important.
May 17 – 7th Sunday of Easter – Bible Presentation – Rev. Jeff Silliman Preaching
Scripture Reading: Psalm 66:8-12, I Peter 3:13-22, I Peter 4:1-6
Sermon Title: “A Spacious Place”
Synopsis: The Psalmist writes, “God has brought us out to a spacious place.” I think this is exactly the image Peter hopes to develop within us as we think about living as honorable, holy people in the midst of our broken and hurting world. We, however, tend to think of following God as a narrow confining way of life rather than a spacious way of life. Why do you think that is the case, and what would need to change in our minds to develop a different perspective?
May 24 – Day of Pentecost – Go to one worship service at 10:00 – Rev. Jeff Silliman Preaching
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 13:4-8a, Deuteronomy 6:1-9, I Peter 4:7-11
Sermon Title: “Maintain Constant Love”
Synopsis: “Above all”, Peter writes, “maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.” “Maintain constant love!” That is an intriguing statement. What would maintaining constant love mean in your relationships? Peter gives us some helpful advice in what “maintaining constant love” might look like. It seems to me that “maintaining constant love” would be a great goal for us as a congregation.
May 31 – Trinity Sunday
Scripture Reading: Psalm 68:1-4, I Peter 4:12-15, I Peter 4:16-19
Sermon Title: “Entrust Ourselves to God”
Synopsis: In this passage Peter reflects on the topic of suffering. Suffering is an aspect of our human journey. The cause for suffering varies greatly. Peter challenges us to consider the suffering that takes place in our lives. How often do we suffer because of our faith? How often do we suffer because we seek something or someone other than God?
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