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David's Moment Of Stupidity
Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21

Janice B. Scott


Matthew 16:13-20


 

Call to Worship:
Jesus saw the potential in Simon and renamed him Peter the Rock. Then Jesus promised to build his church on this rock. In our worship today let us offer ourselves and our potential to God for his use.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes I denigrate myself because I feel inferior.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes I denigrate myself because then less is expected of me.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes I denigrate myself because I'm lazy and don't want to make any effort.
Lord, have mercy.


Reading:
Matthew 16:13-20 (NRSV)

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" [14] And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." [15] He said to them, "But who do you say ...

This sermon, David's Moment Of Stupidity, is based on Matthew 16:13-20 and relates to Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on Matthew 16:13-20 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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