Tag Archive: 1 Corinthians

Jan 16

2nd Sunday After Epiphany (Year C) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 36:7,9) How valuable is the love of God! All people find shelter in the shadow of God’s wings. Living water springs forth from the Lord Almighty. In the light of Christ we see our lives illumined. Prayer of Confession (inspired by 1 Corinthians 12:1-11) Generous God, you give each …

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Jan 14

2nd Sunday After Epiphany (Year C)

Isaiah 62:1-5 “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent…”  If you want to present this scripture lesson in a daring and dramatic way, why not read it using a bullhorn or a megaphone? You may want to use a crown and/or diadem in your worship display. The Lord tells us that we “shall be …

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Apr 02

Easter Sunday – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24) Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever! God’s steadfast love endures forever! The Lord is our strength and might; today, the Lord has become our salvation! The stone that the builders rejected …

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Mar 27

Easter Sunday (Year B)

Easter Empty Tomb

Acts 10:34-43 While most preachers may feel “obligated” to preach from one of the Gospel lessons today, this is a marvelous text to explore on Easter Sunday.  In many ways, it provides a clearly presented statement of faith for all believers. The subject of testimony is easy to find in this text – and it certainly fits …

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Mar 26

Maundy Thursday (Year B)

Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 This passage gives us the history of the Passover meal.  While most folks will (most likely) not focus on this passage during this service, it does provide a background for the Passover festival.  It also describes another way in which God has provided both guidance and protection for the Children of …

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Feb 29

3rd Sunday in Lent (Year B)

Exodus 20:1-17 Let’s face it – you could present an entire sermon series on this text!  And, let’s not forget the fact that these words are some of the most familiar, too – which often means that we don’t really listen to the words.  One way to help us really hear scriptures like this is to …

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Feb 15

Ash Wednesday (Year B)

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 God calls us home – back to God’s own self.  Welcome to the Lenten journey, folks… This is what it is all about. I am particularly drawn to the phrase “rend your hearts and not your clothing.”  We read about people tearing their clothing out of anguish, demonstrating in a dramatic, outward …

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Jan 30

6th Sunday After Epiphany (Year B)

2 Kings 5:1-14 (15-17) This is probably not the most familiar of scripture lessons, but it is a wonderful narrative. An unnamed girl – who had been kidnapped to live as a slave in a foreign land – is the one who suggests that Naaman could be cured if he met with “the prophet who …

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Jan 16

4th Sunday After Epiphany (Year B) – Words for Worship

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 111) Praise the Lord!  Give thanks to the Lord with every ounce of your being! God does amazing things, creating wonders that dazzle the senses. There is no end to the goodness of the Lord. The Holy One provides us with food to share and places to rest our …

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Jan 14

5th Sunday After Epiphany (Year B)

Isaiah 40:21-31 When reading this passage from Isaiah, we are reminded of just how powerful God really is.  God is above everything, and we are mo more than bugs in comparison.  God merely needs to utter a sound, and worlds are created.  And, God merely needs to exhale, and worlds are destroyed.  That is the kind …

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