The Original Sermon Series?
Generally, I’m not a fan of the “sermon-series” approach to preaching. I
don’t quite trust it. Or maybe I don’t quite trust myself. I worry that a
sermon series would let me pick & choose, stack the deck, impose my pet
topics (which is gonna happen anyway, let’s be real!).
Hoping to avoid the worst of that, I follow the Revised Common
Lectionary, the ecumenical schedule of scripture readings observed by
countless Presbyterians, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Catholics, Methodists,
and more. Well, this summer, we get to have our cake and preach it too as
the Lectionary marches through one of the greatest sagas of all time.
Each Sunday will stand on its own, but I hope you’ll catch the entire
sermon series about that fabulous power couple of yesteryear:
Abraham & Sarah
June 4 – Genesis 1:1-13, 26 + Matthew 28:16-20
June 11 – Genesis 12:1-9 + Psalm 33:1-12
June 18 – Genesis 18:1-15 + Matthew 9:35-10:8
June 25 – Genesis 21:8-21 + Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17