Monday, October 22, 2012

Cycle ABC Reformation


10/28/2012 Confession

 Sunday Title: Heritage Sunday
Sermon Title: What is Your Favorite Passage in Scripture?

Previously:
Sunday Title: Reformation Sunday
Sermon Title: God and God Alone
Sunday Title: Reformation Sunday
Sermon Title: dismembering
Sunday Title:  Reformation Sunday
Sermon Title: Freedom.
Sunday Title:  Affirmation Sunday
Sermon Title: What is next?
Sunday Title:  Reformation Sunday
Sermon Title: "Grace is that hard to believe"
Sermon Title: "Free to Choose Freedom"
Sermon Title: "Inner Bondage"
Sermon Title: "Slave or Free"
Sermon Title: “Why Reform”
Sermon Title: “Know the Lord!- Compliance or Confidence”

Scripture Cuttings:
Jeremiah 31:31-34 I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Psalm 46 The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Romans 3:19-28 For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus....
John 8:31-36 Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

All may make the sign of the cross in remembrance of baptism
as the presiding minister begins:
P:  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen
P:  We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
  before we worship we should prepare our hearts...
      (pause for self-examination)
P:  Faithful Lord...
C: we are slaves to our sin,
  we choose this bondage each day.
Sometimes we plot a wicked deed,
  or use our status for personal gain.
    We follow through with an unfair advantage,
      and always remain oblivious in small offenses.
Whatever our sin is we justify it to ourselves,
  ignore our conscience,
    rationalize it to the authorities
      and boast of it to our friends.
This remains our habit, our way
  because we do not tend to our relationship with you.
Rather we consider our selves all right with you.
  We treat your forgiveness like permission.
Lord, forgive the sin we confront.
Lord, save us from the sin we mentally evade. (Pause for reflection)
P:  God's righteousness is shown to us. We are now justified- that is brought into right relationship- with God by God's grace, as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For Christ's sake our sins are forgiven. In this state of grace we may recognize God is writing on our hearts, and live as faithful people of God. To the glory of the Father, Son, + and Holy Spirit.
C: Amen. -wjw

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: And also with you!


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All may make the sign of the cross in remembrance of baptism
as the presiding minister begins:
P:  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen

P:  Let us put aside our good works
  and remember that we do sin and fall short of the glory of God.
    (silence is a good way to end a public boast
      confession is a good way to end a private boast)
  Lord of all,
C: the demands of your righteousness
are too hard for us to fulfill alone,
  so we rush off with this excuse
    and ignore your law.
You forgive our iniquity and remember our sin no more,
  and we abuse this freedom
    as if it were a license to selfishness,
      self-indulgence and self-righteousness.
You give us the gift of grace: atonement in the blood your Son,
  yet we make it cheap without serious repentance.
We fail to see the power of your faithfulness.
We are your people, but do we know you as our God?
Forgive us Lord, the sins we know in our heart.
Save us Lord from the sins we hide.
  (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P:  God of our refuge and strength...
C: have mercy on us, write on our hearts. Amen
P:  God does show us God’s own righteousness, and divine forbearance. Through the work of the Holy Spirit given to us, we may come to know the truth and be made free. Jesus Christ the Son of God sets us free from our slavery to sin. Our sins are forgiven. Through his death and resurrection a place is made for us in the household, and we may be know as children of God. To the glory of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen. -wjw

P:  The peace of the Lord be with you always!
C: And also with you!

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