Live the Word to Sunday

Live the Word to Sunday, a Lectionary Discussion

Preparing the way for the Lord to let God’s Word work in your life during the week to make your worship experience more meaningful. Sermons during Worship services are often based upon the Revised Common Lectionary. You are invited to log onto this site and Leave Comment on the readings presented with your questions and/or thoughts. If you have not already done so,you may register here.

Previous week (4/26/2015, Fourth Sunday of Easter) Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
Prior week (5/3/2015, Fifth Sunday of Easter) Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8
Last week (5/10/2015, Sixth Sunday of Easter) Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

May 17, 2015, Ascension of the LORD

Having witnessed the risen Christ we await our calling in the gathering in the Holy Spirit in this season of Easter. Our focus has moved from Mathew this past year to the Gospel of Mark for this second year of a three year cycle. As you read this week, consider how the Living Word speaks to you. Jesus is calling you to respond to his Word. Consider the hopeful questions: Where does my help come from? Where do I see God active in the world? How is God calling me to live my life? These scriptures point us toward these profound questions and to faith and to the saving grace of God. It is our hope and prayer that your worship experience be enhanced as you gain a greater sense that God is with you in Jesus Christ.

Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all the Jesus did and taught from the beginning…
Psalm 47 – Clap your hands, all you peoples, shout to god with loud shouts of joy …
Ephesians 1:15-23 – I have heard of your faith in the Lord, Jesus and your love for all the saints…
Luke 24:44-53 – Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was yet with you…”

Next week (5/24/2015, Day of Pentecost) Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15
Week after next (5/31/2015, Trinity Sunday/first Sunday after Pentecost) Isaiah 8:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17
And then (6/7/2015, Second Sunday after Pentecost) 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:15-15); Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

May the Living Word dwell and lead your heart. May you hear and respond to the Word fully, by seeking to live as Jesus intended and coming to know him through his grace and healing power. May the power of Living Word bring the presence of God in you. To God be the Glory.

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