September 16

Voyager Sound & Bearings #2 “New Imaginations for Navigation” (Isaiah 43:16-21; Revelation 21:1-5a) Sunday, September 16, 2018

Call to Worship   

 

L:         All people feast on the abundance of God’s house.

P:         We are given drink from the river of God’s delights.

L:         God’s abundance is seen in gushing springs, grass for cattle, and plants for human needs.

P:         The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, and fruit and vine rejoice.

L:         When God’s hands are opened, every creature is filled with good things.

P:         Indeed the whole earth is satisfied with the fruit of God’s work.

 

Scripture (Isaiah 43:16-21; Revelation 21:1-5a) 

                                   

Our first reading comes from the prophet Isaiah. We will read this together, meditating upon the words and images. Let us together speak, listen, and ponder God’s word.   

16Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,

 

17who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:

 

18Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old.

 

19I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

 

20The wild animals will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people,

 

21the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise.

Our second reading continues from the book of Revelation.

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

 

2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 

3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them;

 

4he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.”

 

5And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Here ends our readings. May God bless our hearing and understanding.

@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: Voyager Sound & Bearings #2 “New Imaginations for Navigation” (Isaiah 43:16-21; Revelation 21:1-5a) Sunday, September 16, 2018

 

Voyager Sound & Bearings #2

“New Imaginations for Navigation”

 

 

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