Tag Archives: prayer of confession

Being Noticed

At church this morning, the sermon title was entitled “Not About You”.  In my opinion, this was the best-delivered sermon that I’ve heard my pastor give since I started attending this church about two years ago.  It wasn’t my favorite … Continue reading

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The Rich Young Ruler and Surrendering

At church this morning, the topic was sacrifice and surrender to Christ.  The pastor preached about the rich young ruler, who was loved by Jesus, and yet the rich young ruler did not obey Jesus’ instructions to sell his possessions, … Continue reading

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The Old and the New

For my write-up today on church, I’ll quote the Prayer of Confession from the liturgy: “O God of laughter and tears, we come in this Lenten season weighed down by the past.  Sometimes we feel trapped by past actions, past … Continue reading

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Healing and Reconciliation

At church this morning, the Prayer of Confession stood out to me: “Dear God, You have come to seek and to save that which was lost.  We confess that when we realize You are coming, we run for cover.  We … Continue reading

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Not Being a Hypocrite

At church this morning, the Prayer of Confession contained the following lines: “Forgive us, God of light and author of love…if we have denied in word or deed the Christ who died for us…if we have been different people on … Continue reading

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Sacrifice?

For my write-up on church today, I’ll use as my starting-point the prayer of confession: “Eternal God, we celebrate the courage of kings who left their homelands and their own people to follow a star; we marvel at their quest … Continue reading

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