Thoughts from 9/25/11

Today I actually preached from the lectionary instead of listened to a sermon.  It is quite different stepping into a pulpit infequently rather than the every week approach that I have known for most of my career.

I focused primarily on Philippians 2- The Christ Hymn.  Without sharing my sermon from one end to the  other, here are the highlights:

  • The best theology was usually sing first
  • John Calvin on the Nicene Creed- It was meant to be sung
  • Philippians 2:6-11–similar language and concepts to the ancient creeds
  • Lex orandi-lex credendi-lex vivendi: How we pray/worship, is what we believe, is how we live
  • The eucharist embodies the emptying/outpouring Christ , and calls the Church to be poured out and broken for the world
May we live as we have sung and worshiped this morning.


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