Story Sermons

Weekly story sermons with image exegesis.

Song of the Sabbath

Song of the Sabbath Story Lectionary 27 August 2017 God’s Creative Power and Pause (Selah) / All Things in Relationship (Genesis 1:1-2:3) Keeping the Sabbath (Exodus 16:22-20; 20:8-11; 31:13-14) Keeping the Sabbath Becomes an Observance (Deuteronomy 5:12-15) Psalm 92:...

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Rain of Grace

Rain of Grace Story Lectionary 20 August 2017 The First Covenant Given to Moses (Exodus 34) The Story of the Bronze Serpent (Numbers 21) Psalm 41: God’s Grace Toward Those Who Sin Psalm 103: The Lord’s Compassion Psalm 116: The Lord is Gracious Psalm 147: The Lord...

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The Raising of Paul

The Raising of Paul (and the Raising of the Church) Story Lectionary 13 August 2017 Jacob’s Hip is Injured Wrestling with God (Genesis 32:22-32) Psalm 80: The Son of Man is Coming Psalm 95: Praise and Warning Psalm 146: The Mission of the Messiah Daniel’s Vision of...

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Unreasonable Mercy

Unreasonable Mercy Story Lectionary 6 August 2017 The Lord’s Blessings for the Faithful (Deuteronomy 28) The Healing of Naaman the Syrian by Elisha Due to the Witness of a Young Jewish Girl (2 Kings 5) Psalm 41: God the Healer All People Will Be Drawn to the Jews...

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Massah and Meribah

Massah and Meribah Story Lectionary 30 July 2017 The Water that Springs Forth from God (Genesis 2:4-25) Isaac Reopens the Wells His Father Had Dug (Genesis 26) Jacob Builds an Altar that Becomes Jacob’s Well (Genesis 35:7) The Lord Provides Water from a Rock (Exodus...

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House of God

House of God Story Lectionary 23 July 2017 God’s Promise to Flourish the House of David (2 Samuel 7 / 1 Chronicles 17) Psalm 84: Psalm of Praise for the Courts of the Lord Psalm 18: The Lord is My Rock The Mountain of the Lord is the House of the God of Jacob (Isaiah...

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The Apothecary

The Apothecary Story Lectionary 16 July 2017 I Am the Lord Who Heals You (Exodus 15:26) I Will Take All Sickness Away From You (Deuteronomy 7:15) The Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53) Hezekiah’s Illness (Isaiah 38) The Promise of Healing (Isaiah 40) Jesus’ Mission of...

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Third Day

Third Day Story Lectionary 9 July 2017 The Creation Story –The Third Day (Genesis 1) Moses’ First Miracle Turns Water to Blood (Exodus 7:14-21) Honor the Lord with First Fruits (Proverbs 3:9-10) Psalm 104: The Lord Gives Water The Lord Has Made Proclamation (Isaiah...

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God’s GPS

God’s GPS Story Lectionary 2 July 2017 The Story of Jacob’s Ladder (Genesis 28) People Walking in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light (Isaiah 9) Psalm 66: Come and See What God Has Done Psalm 34: Taste and See That the Lord is Good Jesus Begins His Ministry in Galilee of...

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Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis Story Lectionary 25 June 2017 Jacob (Israel) Wrestles with God (Genesis 32-33) God’s Decree and God’s Commandments (Deuteronomy 4-6) Psalm 91: Because He Loves Me, I Will Rescue Him Psalm 3: From the Lord Comes Deliverance The Righteousness of the...

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