Tag Archives: Revised Common Lectionary

Sermons from Youth-Led Worship, Easter 6C

Two of our youth preached during the Youth-Led Worship service this past Sunday.  They kept with the Revised Common Lectionary texts and did a marvelous job, as did all of the youth who put together a beautiful service. No manuscripts of the services are available to me at this time, but here are the sermons […]

Is Preaching Getting You in Trouble?

Amos 7:7-15 One of my Old Testament professors–Dr. Boo Heflin– in seminary made Amos come to life, painting a lasting picture of him with his brilliant presentations in class.  I admit that I never thought much of Amos, skipping over him on my way to other books of the Bible I thought were more interesting. […]

Overview of Scripture for this Sunday’s Worship

The lectionary texts for this Sunday are all gold mines of inspiration and challenge. The Old Testament text, 2 Samuel 1:1,16-17, is the song David writes to lament the death of Saul and Jonathan.  David was many things in life, but what stand out the most here is his gift with words.  He wrote from […]

Haiku of Scripture for Sunday

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Grieving in Ramah Call of God and horn of oil Who has a good heart? ————————————- Psalm 20 Chariots and horses Glittering yet not real gold Hear us when we call ————————————- 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 Wallenda walker Death below, darkness ahead Something new is made ————————————- Mark 4:26-34 Jesus teaching ag Wow. […]

A Look at 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 for this Sunday

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 This is one of those defining moments in the life of Samuel. He is faced with the difficulty of anointing a new king over Israel, all while Saul is still alive and still holding the reins of power. Samuel is faithful to God, but wrestles with God about his assignment. His response […]

Haiku for this Sunday’s Texts

1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20 If only we had A king we can hear and see Wanting less than best ——————————- Psalm 138 Your hand all stretched out Finding God on other end Whole heart and bowed head ——————————– 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Inward renewal Hope is here now and later Key to heart well kept ——————————- […]

God Has a Better Plan

1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20 It seems like we always want what we don’t have. Our lust for what our neighbor has is a passion further enflamed by the messages coming at us constantly (yes, like here on my blog page ads), drawing our eyes to what is shiny and new. This lust is nothing new […]

Lectionary Haiku

Haikuing this Sunday’s lectionary texts   Isaiah 6:1-8 Hot coal in the air Whole lot of shakin goin’ on Here am I send me.   Psalm 29 A breaking cedar Echoes in the wilderness Speech patterns of God   Romans 8:12-17 No songs of slavery An Agent for adoption A call to Papa John 3:1-17 […]

Overview of Scripture for Trinity Sunday

Review of the Texts for this Week Isaiah 6:1-8 I typically refer to this illustrative text anytime I am preaching on worship.  It is such a powerful picture of what it means to direct one’s attention and heart to God.  It has everything you would expect—a throne, smoke, heavenly sounds of praise, Seraph’s and their […]

Overview of Scripture for this Sunday, Easter 5B

Acts 8:26-40 It is hard for me to imagine the Ethiopian eunuch without thinking of a few eunuch scenes in Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part 1. One doesn’t just run into eunuchs these days, but they were a part of life in Philip’s time. The one Philip met on the road was no […]