Tag Archive: Proverbs

May 20

Trinity Sunday (Year C)

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Common English Bible and NRSV If you don’t want to focus on the Trinity, you may want to use this text as inspiration for a “Gifts of Women” service. Preach your sermon as “Woman Wisdom”.  Think about what she might wear, how she might preach… You may want to include things like a …

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Sep 16

17th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 25B] (Year B)

“She opens her mouth with wisdom…” (Proverbs 31:26a) Proverbs 31:10-31  Yes, you can certainly use this passage to honor the women of your congregation.  But…since this passage is pretty specific about the woman beingmarried, you will run the risk of isolating the single ladies of your church and community.  Proceed with caution if you choose …

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Sep 06

16th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 24B] – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (inspired by Proverbs 1:20-33) The bold voice of the Spirit cries out in the streets: Turn yourselves around, and hear the Word proclaimed! Pay attention, people of God, to the voice of Wisdom. We will listen and follow, so that we may live without fear! Prayer of Confession (inspired by Mark 8:27-38) …

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Sep 06

16th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 24B] (Year B)

Proverbs 1:20-33 While the NRSV is a perfectly good translation, I am also a fan of The Message and the Common English Bible for this particular text.  The Complete Jewish Bible is also a really nice translation. This passage could be the basis for a really interesting “dialogue” sermon.  Find a willing accomplice, and “interview” …

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Sep 03

15th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 23B] (Year B)

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 I have to be honest…  I’m not a big fan of the cut-and-paste nature of this pericope.  The verses that the RCL suggests are selected out of a varied list of sayings and…well… proverbs.  You may want to read through the verses that didn’t make the cut to see what you’re …

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