Sunday Title: Still Resurrection Sunday
Sermon Title: There really is a lot going on here.
Sunday Title: Spirit Sunday Pentecost?
Sermon Title: Spirit Old -Spirit New
Scripture Cuttings: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1--2:2; John 20:19-31 (White)
Acts 4:32-35 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus....
Psalm 133 For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forevermore.
1 John 1-2:2 God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
John 20:19-31 Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.
P: In the Name of the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.
P: Together let us prepare to confess:
C: If we say that we have no sin,
we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just
will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (pause)
P: Saving Lord...
C: Oh, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers and sisters live together in unity.
Too bad we don’t do that.
Lord you know that we are slow to trust and come together.
We find such inventive ways of separating ourselves:
different generations, rich, poor,
those with needs: physical and spiritual,
those who don’t need or want anything,
each a new prejudice for us to overcome.
How blessed are we, who have not seen, yet we have come to believe
Still we doubt when you come to send us to any task.
Forgive us Lord for the sins we can name,
save from the sins we hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P: To the Glory of God the Heavenly Father, The Lord is risen!
C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
P: In our risen Lord, Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Through him we receive forgiveness of all our sins. Because of this we no longer may retain the sins of our sisters and brothers. We are free from this burden. The Holy Spirit is breathed upon us, and we may live together in unity. 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!