Our texts for this coming Sunday can be found here. So many good texts from which to choose.
I will be preaching the Acts story. I love the story of the Spirit sending Phillip to help the Ethiopian eunuch understand and interpret scripture.
The Psalm is from the end of Psalm 22. I love these verses:
Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord,
and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that he has done it.
The epistle reading continues our time in 1 John.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.
And our gospel reading from John’s gospel reminds us we are the branches and Jesus is the vine.
Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.
Do you have previous sermons on these texts that might illuminate things for someone else?
Ideas for Time with the Children? Anyone have a communion liturgy around the vine-branches text?