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“Sharing Christ’s Love Generously” Scripture (John 3:4-17) Sunday October 29, 2017

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L:         Love led God to make the world.

 

P:         And love leads God to sustain it today!

 

L:         Love led God to send Jesus to the world.

 

P:         And love led God to raise him from death!

 

U:        Love led us here today, and love will lead us on!

 

Scripture (John 3:4-17)        

                                   

Our reading comes from the good news according to John.

4Nicodemus said to Jesus, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?”

5Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.

6What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’

8The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

9Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?”

10Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

11“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen, yet you do not receive our testimony.

12If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?

13No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.

14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

17“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Here ends our reading. May God bless understanding.

@Copyright by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant “Sharing Christ’s Love Generously” Scripture (John 3:4-17) Sunday, October 29, 2017

“Sharing Christ’s Love Generously”

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“Living Humbly and Generously” (Mark 12:38-44) Sunday August 13, 2017

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L:         God dwells in the high and holy place.

 

P:         Yet God is also found with the contrite and humble in heart.

 

L:         Highest heaven cannot contain the Lord.

 

P:         Yet the fullness of God was found in the person of Jesus.

 

U:        Come, Holy Spirit, and fill our hearts, this place, and community!

 

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(Mark 12:38-44)            

                                   

Our reading comes from the good news according to Mark.

38As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces,
39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets!
 40They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
41He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums.
42A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny.
43Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.
44For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.

@Copyrighted by Rev Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Living Humbly and Generously” (Mark 12:38-44) Sunday August 13, 2017

“Living Humbly and Generously” 

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