Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blogging toward Sunday

The Lectionary readings for Sunday, July 8th include 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 and Mark 6:1-13. Although this week's sermon comes from the gospel reading, read the Old Testament passage so that you can keep abreast of the life and times of David. (You will be hearing more about him in upcoming sermons.)

Jesus Teaches in the Synagogue; James Tissot via Wikimedia Commons

Now let us turn our attention to the life and times of Jesus. Read the text and then consider the following:
  1. Where has Jesus come from and where is he going?
  2. Who is with him?
  3. Imagine a soldier returning home to his or her beloved family. In our day, what might we expect the reception to be like?
  4. How does this image differ from how Jesus is received?
Jesus is rejected by those who should have known him best, still what does he do? Jesus continues being Jesus. He continues being faithful. How might having witnessed this event help the disciples as they are sent forth, two by two, some to be accepted and others to be rejected? In your own Christian journey, have you faced times when being faithful was difficult? How so?

As always, I look forward to seeing you in worship. On our journey toward Sunday, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!


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