Sunday Title: Love Sunday Mother’s Day
Sermon Title: Chosen and chosen and chosen again.
Sunday Title: Love Sunday
Sermon Title: Love or Command What is the difference?
Sunday Title: More Love Sunday
Sermon Title: “
Sunday Title: Commandment Sunday
Sermon Title: "Obey and Faithful"
Sunday Title: Ask Sunday,
Sermon Title: “In My Name”
Acts 10:44-48 "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" So [Peter] ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 98 ...[the Lord] is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice and its people with fairness.
1 John 5:1-6 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.
John 15:9-17 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
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: God has chosen us, let us be pure before God.
(reflection: pure is mostly a 100% proposition)
P: Saving Lord...
C: we keep the Good News,
for ourselves, and those most like us,
but you give it to all nations and generations,
and pour out your Holy Spirit everywhere.
We are so confident in our abilities,
we do not seek to act in faith,
we are not willing to go with God.
We have been chosen, and appointed to bear fruit,
still we ask of you for our own sake,
and not in the name of Jesus Christ.
Lord you know what does abides in us,
Forgive us for the sins we name,
save us from the sins we hide. (pause for reflection and self-examination)
P: God chooses forgiveness. The Lord is risen!
C: He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
P: Jesus Christ lays down his life for us. There is no greater love than this. For Christ’s sake our sins are forgiven. Because we are restored our lives may bear much fruit, and we may live each day in the completed joy we have in Christ. 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!