Sermon: “Remember the Rock from which You Were Hewn”
Theme: Our source of strength and our mission flows out of our knowledge of Jesus as our Lord and Savior, which gives us the ability to show God’s love and power.
Purpose: Our clarity of message will flow out of our continued connection to Jesus which will come from our practices that root us in faith.
Scriptures: Isaiah 51:1-13 Look at the rock from which you were cut, God will restore you to your former strength
Matthew 11:20-24 Judgment upon those who reject the message of God’s salvation.
What does it mean for us to “Pursue righteousness?” How do go about living in ways that are true to God’s grace? How do we live in such ways that it demonstrates to the world what is wrong and what needs to be changed without being judgmental? How do we live as testimony to God’s law without being conceited or hypocritical? What role does judgment play in the world? What would happen if there was nothing to point out the sin and injustice of the world today? How do we live in ways that will support growth in wisdom and righteousness?
Description for Wednesday July 1, 2020
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Glory to God Hymnal #388 Come All You People (Uyai mose)
Sung by the Reformation Ecumenical Choir in Fond du Lac, WI October22, 2017
TEXT: Alexander Gondo, 20th cent.; transcr. I-to Loh, 1986 A favorite among the children of Zimbabwe
MUSIC (UYAI MOSE 188.8.131.52.5.6.7): Alexander Gondo, 20th cent.; arr. John L. Bell, 1994; Arr. © 1994 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.) All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense #A-730666
TEXT: Joachim Neander, 1680; trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt
MUSIC (LOBE DEN HERREN 184.108.40.206.8): Stralsund Ernewerten Gesangbuch, 1665;
harm. The Chorale Book for England, 1863
Glory to God Hymn #329 “God is Our Refuge and Our Strength”
TEXT: Stanzas 1-2, The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909
MUSIC (WINCHESTER OLD, CM): Este’s Psalmes, 1592; harm. George Kirbye, 1592
Liturgist: Carol Wetzel
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