May 29, 2016
Second Sunday after Pentecost
I Kings 8:22-23, 41-43
THE GOSPEL READING:
Questions for Reflection:
In Luke 7:1-10 Jesus praises the faith of a centurion, who trusts in the authority of Jesus' word to heal. In Galatians 1:1-12, Paul insists that the authority of the gospel comes from its source in the revelation of Jesus Christ, not of human origin. What does authority have to do with faith? Who are the authorities you trust, and why? Who are the authorities you don't trust, and why not?
Lord God, we sing a new song of praise to you for the gift of this new day. By your grace and truth, make us ready to sing with the heavens and the earth when you come again in glory; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
God of faithfulness and steadfast love, hold us in your mighty hand this night and stretch out your arm to shelter us. Let this home be your dwelling place and let your house be our eternal rest. Amen.