Sunday Title: Rescue Sunday
Sermon Title: Rescue or Salvation?
Sunday Title: Love Sunday
Sermon Title: Save not condemn.
Sunday Title: Heads up Sunday
Sermon Title: “Bickering with Grace”
Sunday Title: Trouble Sunday
Sermon Title: "How do you understand trouble?"
Sermon Title: Elevation Sunday
Sermon Title: “Death by Faithlessness?”
Numbers 21:4-9 So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
Ephesians 2:1-10 For we are what [God] has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
John 3:14-21 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up….
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.
P: We are dead to our sin and trespass.
Let us look up to the Lord for our life. (who ya gonna call?)
C: why do we wait to earnestly examine our faith,
until we look at death?
Why do we think we live in the light,
when we choose to stimulate our senses,
satisfy our desires, and indulge our passions?
And those of us who are “good”,
why do we lift ourselves up in righteousness,
for others to look at,
instead of lifting up your Son our Lord?
Save us from the sins we know in our heart.
Save us from the sins we hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P: It would be a fair judgment and right that we would die for our sin and faithlessness. But God, who is rich in mercy, great in love, makes us alive together with Christ. It is by grace that we have been saved through faith. (For Christ's sake our sins are forgiven). If we live in the Holy Spirit, we do what is true and come to the light, all of our deeds clearly seen as done in God. In the name 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!
during Lent the Absolution may be withheld