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Sermon: God Promises to Correct Us
Theme: As we open our hearts to the wisdom of the cross, we are corrected from the foolishness which leads to so much alienation and brokenness in the world.
Purpose: We will examine how the suffering of the cross calls us to wisdom in our relationships.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 The cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but the wisdom of God is a strength for those who are open to learning.
John 2:13-22 Jesus drives out the money changers and cleanses the temple.
Questions: What causes us to endure the same conflicts and issues repeatedly? What do we need to do in order to learn and grow from our suffering? How do we learn wisdom? Why are so many relationships full of turmoil and brokenness? What can we do to be supportive of growing in understanding and compassion? How do we move past the places where we are unable to learn and grow? What needs to be driven out of our life in order that we may move forward?
Description for Sunday, March 7, 2021
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE,
License #A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066. All Rights reserved.
Moment for Mission – One Great Hour of Sharing — Braatz Family, script by Alyssa Sabel
Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #213 “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” (vs, 1, 2 & 4)
TEXT: John Bowring, 1825
MUSIC (RATHBUN 188.8.131.52): Ithamar Conkey, 1849
Glory to God Hymnal Kyrie
Lord Have Mercy, Christ Have Mercy
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Hal H. Hopson, ©1995
Sending Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #735 “I Need Thee Every Hour”
TEXT: Annie S. Hawks, 1872; ref., Robert Lowry, 1872
MUSIC (NEED 184.108.40.206. with refrain): Robert Lowry, 1872
Liturgist: Dave Erickson