Lunar New Year, Groundhog Day, Superbowl Sunday, Candlemas, first Sunday in Black History Month, Palindrome Sunday (02.02.2020)…. this weekend offers a plethora of opportunities for preaching themes and illustrations! If you are preaching from the Revised Common Lectionary, blessings abound. This week we hear Paul’s words to the church at Corinth about the way God’s foolishness surpasses human wisdom, and God’s weakness exceeds human strength. We also get the Beatitudes from Matthew, and that famous verse from the prophet Micah, “What does the Lord require of you?…” You might find some inspiration from Tuesday’s RCL post. The Narrative Lectionary considers how Mark frames one healing story inside another – How does the woman who touches Jesus’ hem inform the story of a twelve-year-old girl’s healing? What are you planning for children, for liturgy, for prayers? Your input can help the rest of us, who might be stuck for ideas among so many options. So come join the Party! Share your ideas, your questions, or a link to your sermon. Let’s encourage one another!
Rev. Jo Anne Taylor is an Evangelical Covenant Church pastor serving First United Methodist Church in New Ulm, Minnesota. Sermons and recipes on her blog reflect her firm belief that God sings, and since we are all made in God’s image, we should be singing, too.
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