Gospel Text: Luke 1:30-33 Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 7:1-17 (God’s Promise to David) Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 89:20-37, Ephesians 2:11-22 Prayer of the Day (WP): God of hope, you promised to make David’s household great among the nations. Then you sent your son, Jesus, to transform this world so that all people are one in the great household of God. Show us how to live as your children, as sisters and brothers in your holy and blessed realm, in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, who will one day welcome us all home. Amen. Helpful Resources: re:Worship, revgalblog, SermonWriter, TextWeek, Word&World, BibleHub
Sermon Text: Exodus 32:1-14 (Golden Calf) Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9 Prayer of the Day (WP): Faithful God of an unfaithful people, the people of Israel doubted your power and turned to other gods to fulfill their needs. We too, turn to other gods, seeking acceptance, power, and independence. Show us how to live humbly in you, and walk in your ways, in the name of the one who offered true power to all humanity, Jesus Christ. Amen.Helpful Resources: re:Worship, revgalblog, SermonWriter, TextWeek, Word&World, BibleHub
Sermon Text: (The Promise of Passover) Exodus 12:1-13; 13:1-8 Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14 Prayer of the Day (WP): Lord God of grace and liberty, On the night of the Passover the sacrificed lamb became a sign of freedom and you freed the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. In Jesus, you sacrificed your son as a gift, thereby freeing all humanity from sin and death. Help us live into this new life, teaching us to serve you in faithfulness as you have served us. To you we offer our gratefulness in the name of the one who turned slavery into new life, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. Helpful Resources: re:Worship, revgalblog, SermonWriter, TextWeek, Word&World, BibleHub
Gospel Text: Luke 3:8 Sermon Text: Genesis 15:1-6 (God’s Promise to Abraham) Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Prayer of the Day (WP): God of the covenant, as you promised Abraham descendants as numerous as the stars, you have also promised us that we might live under those stars as your people, faithful and loved. Show us how to live as your people, and how to nurture all your children with whom we share the same canopy of sky night after night. Amen.
Sermon Text: Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-8 (Creation & Fall) Other Text Suggestions: Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19 Prayer of the Day (WP): Lord God, grand architect of the universe, Your design of creation is unflawed. Yet we continue to litter your creation with defects and imperfections. Show us how not to destroy, but to create, not to demean, but to uplift, not to hate, but to love, so that your creation may be made perfect once again. Amen.