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“Eating Humble Pie” (Luke 14:1, 7-14)  Sunday Nov. 26, 2017

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L:         Come, let us worship and bow down!

 

P:         Let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

 

L:         For the Lord is our God, lofty and glorious.

 

P:         Our God leads, teaches, and delivers the humble.

 

U:        God takes pleasure in such people, adorning them with victory.

 

Scripture (Luke 14:1, 7-14           

                                   

Our reading comes from the good news according to Luke. 

1On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.
 7When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable.
8“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host;
 9and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, ‘Give this person your place,’ and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place.
 10But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.
11For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
 12He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid.
 13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.
14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.

@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Eating Humble Pie” (Luke 14:1, 7-14)  Sunday Nov. 26, 2017

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“Renew the Mind” (Ephesians 4:17-24 NIV) Sunday August 14, 2016

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(Ephesians 4:17-24 NIV)            

                                   

Our reading comes from the letter to the Ephesians. Listen for God’s word.  

 17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. 20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

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

“Renew the Mind”

@Copyrighted by Rev. Richard Walker Sermon: “Renew the Mind” (Ephesians 4:17-24 NIV) Sunday August 14, 2016

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