July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Anger, Adultery, Divorce, Oaths

Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6

from the book
Lectionary Worship Workbook
Series II, Cycle A Gospel Texts

Wayne H. Keller

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Adoration And Praise

Invitation to the Celebration

Paraphrase these words of Harvey Cox, The Feast of Fools: "What Christianity permits to happen in church buildings is important mainly as a clue to what it encourages in the culture. An antifestive church drives the dancers not only out of the temple, but out of the streets and houses, too, if it has the power. Likewise, the church that encourages the affirmation of the body within the sacred precinct itself may lend its support to less repressive social orders."1 Our task, today, is to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy ways that we use our body-parts.
P: God is not dead!

M: God is alive!

P: God lives in the world, our world!

M: God lives in our hearts, minds, emotions, wills. So, with what shall we come before the Lord of life?

P: New eyes, new ears, new tongues, new hands, new hearts.

M: What do you mean, pastor?

P: New eyes to see our neighbors', including our enemies', needs; new ...

This Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 worship resource, Anger, Adultery, Divorce, Oaths, is based on Matthew 5:21-37 and relates to Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book Lectionary Worship Workbook. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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