Contents "A Song of Rejoicing" by Sandra Herrmann "Risking Our Gifts" by Keith Wagner "For Mercy's Sake" by Keith Wagner
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A Song of Rejoicing by Sandra Herrmann 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Prophecy and prophets are tricky things. You never know what you're going to hear. Is this a mere fortune teller, or a true prophecy from God? Is this prophet in the business for the money and prestige, or is this a prophet who tells the truth about future events?
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So he went his way, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.” (v. 39b)
Good morning boys and girls,
I love seeing you here today. Are you happy to be here in God's holy house? (children respond) Great! I have a scary, wild story from the bible to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond)
This week's text concerning the exorcism which set a captive Gerasene demoniac free is the only text appointed from Luke 8 in this year's lectionary readings. David Tiede points out that the material in Luke 8:3„9:50 sets forth the substance of Jesus' ministry in Galilee as Luke tells the story. There is a theme to the stories in Luke 8, and it is the theme of the power of God's word. We touched upon some of this material in Chapter 13 when we discussed the general theme of hearing and doing God's word.