Lectionary Notes + May 2016
May 1 + Easter VI Isaiah 30:18-21 Ephesians 2:19-22 John 14:1-14
Feast of St Philip & St Andrew Sermon: “It Is Enough for Me” + Pastor on John 14:8-9
Quite often, family resemblance can be extremely strong. Sometimes, when mother and daughter are seated next to each other, it is virtually impossible to tell who’s who. A son is often the spitting image of his father – and so is Jesus. Join us this week as we commemorate the Feast of St Phillip and St James and hear how our Lord’s response to Phillip’s request to see the Father. The answer is in Pastor henry’s sermon entitled, “It Is Enough for Me,” based on John 14:8-9
May 8 + Easter VII Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53
Feast of the Ascension [Observed] Sermon: “I’ll Be Back” + Pastor on Acts 1:8-11
The time has been so short. It seems as if He just got here, and now Jesus is gone, taken up into Heaven to regain His rightful place at the right hand of the Father. However, on this Sunday when we observe Ascension Day, we can almost see Him for our Lord has promised to return and to take us with Him to our heavenly home. Join us as Pastor Henry explores the great promise of the Risen Christ, “I’ll Be Back,” in a sermon based on Acts 1:8-11.
May 15 + Pentecost Genesis 11:1-9 Acts 2:1-21 Luke 11:1-13
Sermon: “Can We Talk?” + Pastor on Genesis 11:1-9
Do you ever wonder where language came from? Did it develop from a series of grunts and groans in a cave somewhere before history began? Or is it just another natural characteristic of man – we talk. And with everything that is being said - on television, on radio, at the water cooler – does any of it really matter? And does all our chatter accomplish anything? Join us on Pentecost Sunday, 15 May 2016, and see what words really accomplish so much in a sermon entitled ”Can We Talk,” based on Genesis 11:1-9
May 22 + Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Acts 2:14, 22-36 John 8:48-59
Sermon: “God’s Delight” + Pastor on Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Pictures, patents, museums, time capsules – we all have a desire to share our accomplishments with others so they might delight in them as we do. Although relics are indeed memorable, there is nothing more delightful than receiving and sharing someone else’s love. In a sermon entitled “God’s Delight,” Pastor Henry shows how God delights in His ultimate, timeless and loving accomplishment of our salvation – and we should too.
May 29 + Pentecost II Isaiah 8:11-22 Acts 9:22-31 Luke 20:1-20
Early Church Series + “Now I See” + Pastor on Acts 9:8
Pentecost is often referred to as the day Christian Church began. Birthday. But what happened after Pentecost? How did the infant Church reflect the Gospel of Christ in its early days? How did it grow, and why?
Beginning this Sunday, 29 May 2016, and continuing through June, Pastor Henry will present a sermon study on the Early Church entitled: “Now…” This brief sermon series will give some insights into the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, and the controversies and accomplishments of the young Christian Church, facing a hostile world filled with doubt, and fear. We begin this week with “Now I See, ” based on Acts 9:8.
What Happened After Pentecost?
Pentecost is often referred to as the Christian Church’s Birthday. The story of the day the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Apostles is well-known. A mighty wind was heard, tongues of fire appear on their heads, and all assembled heard them preach the Gospel in their native language. Scripture reports that those who received His word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. [Acts 2:41].
But what happened after Pentecost? How did the infant Church reflect the Gospel of Christ in its early days? How did it grow, and why?
Beginning Sunday, May 29, and continuing through June, Pastor Henry will present a sermon study on the Early Church entitled: “Now…” This brief sermon series will give some insights into the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, and the controversies and accomplishments of the young Christian Church, facing a hostile world filled with doubt, and fear.
And speaking of controversies, don’t miss the sermon series on the Book of James, often a bone of contention in the Lutheran Church. This series begins in July.