Friday, March 22, 2013

Cycle C Resurrection of Our Lord

3/31/2013 Confession

Sunday Title: Resurrection of Our Lord
Sermon Title: Transcendence

Sunday Title: Resurrection of Our Lord 
Sermon Title: “You are in the right place now!”

Scripture Cuttings:
Isaiah 65:17-25 For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating…
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.
1 Corinthians 15:19-26 For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.
Luke 24:1-12 Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.

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:  There is Good News here today,
but we need to be honest with God
to understand what it means for us. (pause for reflection: honest- without disguise)
  Lord God...
C: we are not like the first witnesses of the Resurrection.
We have not allowed You in the true center of our lives.
  The women going to the tomb early this morning,
    are prepared to face death.
We seek life: in places of death.
We hide in fear, forgetting your promise,
  and we wonder about Your witnesses,
    instead of witnessing to Your wonders.
Even early mornings, dilute our faithfulness.
Lord, we are not ready for Your Glory.
Forgive us for the sins we know,
save from the sins we hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P:  There is Good News this morning, because we do not own a single fear, or doubt, or hesitation, the Lord our God does not overcome. It is by God’s own faithfulness that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that he was buried and that he was raised on the third day. For Christ's sake our sins are forgiven. By the power of the Holy Spirit we too are to become witnesses- apostles to proclaim the Resurrection of our Lord, so that all may believe. 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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