Sermons tagged with ‘Gospel of Luke’

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Connected to the Vine

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Jesus tells us: We are connected! Our scripture readings for worship come from the Revised Common Lectionary. The readings are chosen to follow the flow of our church year, and are used by Protestant churches that follow what we call a “liturgical year.” In the season of Easter (and yes, we’re still in Easter!), the […]

Expecting the Unexpected at the Temple of God

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Text for the Day: Luke 2:22-40 – Simeon & Anna in the Temple Images of the Temple: Revealing an unexpected salvation Luke’s gospel draws the Temple in Jerusalem as an important symbol. The gospel opens at the Temple, where a priest named Zechariah is chosen by lot to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and […]

Mary, Did You Know?

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Mary: A model of trust in God A song often sung at Christmas is called, “Mary, Did You Know?” The words are address to Mary, wondering, as she looks at her newborn son, whether she knew what his life would be like, what miracles he would perform, what suffering he would endure, and what he […]