Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday August 23, 2015

Lectionary (Year B): 1 Kings 8(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 or Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 84 or Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-2-; John 6:56-69 Theme: “To Whom Can We Go?” Message: “The Cry of the Human Heart” Proposed outline: Description of the Feeding of the 5000 Discourse on the Bread of Life Response of the Jews […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for August 16, 2015

Texts:              I Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 Theme:            Wisdom is seen in people who follow Jesus with all they are, holding the physical and spiritual in unity. Message: A charge leveled against some followers of Jesus Christ is: “They are so heavenly minded they are no earthly good.” Sometimes “so-called” […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for August 9, 2015

Texts:   2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 34:-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 Theme: Eating the bread of life is the way our lives and the life of the community of the church begin to be signs of Jesus’ kingdom. Message:  Two challenges immediately confront the preacher. First, discerning a single neatly defined theme from these […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, August 2, 2015

Lectionary (Year B): 2 Samuel 11:26, Psalm 51:1-12, Ephesians 4: 1-16, John 6:24-35 Theme: “Spiritual Health Food” Call to Worship: “One does not live by bread alone, but by every world that comes from the mouth of God.”  Matt. 4:4 Message: “Soul Food We who live in North America are bombarded by an endless selection […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday July 26, 2015

Lectionary (Year B): 2 Samuel 11:1-15 or 2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 14 or Psalm 145:10-18; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21 Introduction: Too often the narrative of the feeding of the multitude is relegated to children’s church and Sunday School and is seen way too often as having way too little to say to adults.  So, though […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday July 19, 2015

Lectionary (Year B): 2 Samuel 7:1-14a or Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Theme: “People Seen Through the Eyes of Jesus” Message: “Our Motive for Mission” What was it that drew crowds to Jesus and Jesus to the multitudes, the crowds, the masses?  Was it not the compassion that He had for […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday July 12th, 2015

Lectionary Readings: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12-19; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 Theme: Birthday Bloodbaths Message: There are only two birthday celebrations mentioned in canonical scripture, both of them thrown by paranoid rulers with blood on their hands. Pharaoh marks his birthday by hanging his chief baker (Genesis 40:20-22). In Mark’s gospel story of a […]