Sermon: “Moving On to the Light”
Theme: Disappointments and troubles only serve to cause the light to shine more brightly as we learn to live by the grace of God and not by our own strengths.
Purpose: We will change the way we see the disappointments and trials in our lives.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial.
Mark 1:14-20 After John is arrested, Jesus calls the disciples to “fish for people.”
Questions: What do you think Jesus and the disciples thought and felt about John the Baptist having been arrested by Herod because John spoke of Herod’s sins? How might it have felt to begin a new ministry of proclamation as one whom you respect is being imprisoned and threatened with death? What is the point of telling fishermen that they will “Fish for people?” In what ways do our experiences and our personal traits feed into our roles as those who serve God? What does it mean for us that though all things are “lawful” for us that we will not be “dominated” by anything? How does our knowledge and wisdom play into our personal testimony of God’s grace?
Description for Sunday, January 24, 2021
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Hymn Glory to God #721 ”Lord You Have Come to the Lakeshore”
TEXT: Cesáreo Gabaráin, 1979; English trans. Gertrude Suppe, George Lockwood, and Raquel Guttierez-Achón, 1988, alt.; Text and English trans. © 1979, 1987, and 1989 Cesáreo Gabaráin (Published by OCP)
MUSIC (PESCADOR DE HOMBRES 8.10.10 with refrain): Cesáreo Gabaráin, 1979; harm. Skinner Chávez-Melo, 1987;
© 1979, 1987, and 1989 Cesáreo Gabaráin (Published by OCP); harm. © 1987 OCP
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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 Hymnal ##853 “We Are Marching in the Light of God”
TEXT: South African; English trans. Gracia Grindal, 1984; English trans. © 1984 Utryck (admin. Walton Music Corp.)
MUSIC (SIYAHAMBA, Irregular): South African; arr. Freedom Is Coming, 1984, Music Arr. © 1984 Utryck
(admin. Walton Music Corp.)
Liturgist: Carol Wetzel