Collect: Proper 8
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
2 Kings 2:2, 6-14 . . . this is the story of taking up of the prophet Elijah into heaven and passing on his power to Elisha.
Psalm 77:1-2,11-20 . . . The psalm ask that God endow the king with compassionate justice and righteousness and that his reign may extend over all nations and throughout all generations.
Galatians 5:1,13-25 . . . Paul describes the character of Christian freedom
Galatians 5:1,13-25 . . . Jesus on his way to Jerusalem encounters opposition and misunderstanding, and then speaks with several would would-be-disciples.
Brian McLaren is preaching this Sunday’s sermon, based on the Old Testament lesson from 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14. Brian was working from Chapter Twelve of his book, We Make the Road by Walking. click HERE.