Sermon: Love in Truth and Action
Theme: We commit our lives to living our faith over all of the distractions and empty alternatives.
Purpose: To commit to living our faith.
Scriptures: 1 John 3:16-24 Let us not just love in word but in truth and action. We live our love in the way we care for one another.
John 10:11-18 Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.
Questions: What does it mean for us to listen to the “Good Shepherd’s” voice? What difference does it mean for us that Jesus lays down his life for those who follow him? If Jesus leads through offering to sacrifice himself, what traits should those who seek to speak on Jesus’ behalf demonstrate? What does this say about many in our culture today who seek to demand conformity to religious rules? How does John’s instruction regarding love and confidence change our thinking about what it means to practice righteousness?
Description for Sunday, April 25, 2021
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #740 “Lead Me, Guide Me”
TEXT: Doris Akers, 1953; © 1953, ren. Doris Akers (admin. Chappell & Co., Inc./Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.)
MUSIC (LEAD ME, GUIDE ME; Irregular): Doris Akers, 1953; arr. Richard Smallwood; © 1953, ren. Doris Akers (admin. Chappell & Co., Inc./Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.) All rights reserved.
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The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Sending Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #610 “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
TEXT: Charles Wesley, 1739, alt.; Spanish trans. Federico J. Pagura; Korean trans. The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Committee, 2001; Spanish Trans. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House (admin. The Copyright Company);
Korean Trans. © 2001 The United Methodist Publishing House (admin. The Copyright Company)
MUSIC (AZMON, CM): Carl Gotthelf Gläser, 1828; arr. Lowell Mason, 1839
God Be with You Till we Meet Again
TEXT: Jeremiah Eames Rankin, 1880, alt.
MUSIC (RANDOLPH 126.96.36.199): Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Liturgist: Krista Tahlman