NextSunday Worship

Dr. David Rutledge

  • July 30, 2017

    “A Wise and Discerning Mind”

    Year A: Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

    “And Solomon said…. ‘Give thy servant therefore an understanding mind to govern thy people, that I may discern between good and evil…’  And God said to him….I now do according to your word.  Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind.” –  I Kings 3.6, 9, 11, 12   It was in a dream […]

    Read More
  • July 23, 2017

    “God: the First and the Last”

    Year A: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

    “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts: I am the first and I am the last;  besides me there is no god.” – Isaiah 44. 6-8 Every Sunday, millions of Christians around the world repeat the ancient words of the Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in God, the […]

    Read More
  • July 16, 2017

    “The Power of God’s Words”

    Year A: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

    “…the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth                and in your heart for you to observe.”  (Deuteronomy. 30.14) Sometimes it seems we live in a flood of words so loud that they threaten to wash us away.  Recently I was in the home of a neighbor who keeps the […]

    Read More
  • July 9, 2017

    “The Easy Yoke of Humility”

    Year A - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    “Lo, your king comes to you;                         triumphant and victorious is he,                                     humble and riding on a donkey….”                                                                                (Zechariah 9.9) One of the benefits of using a lectionary to guide our scripture readings is the unexpected surprise we sometimes find when we connect various Bible passages to one another.  This morning […]

    Read More
  • July 2, 2017

    “It is Not Too Hard for You”

    Year A – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    After these things God tested Abraham, and said to him, ‘Abraham!’                And he said, ‘Here am I.’  He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac,               whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a              burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which […]

    Read More