Proclamation in Conversation

The First United Presbyterian Church
“Proclamation in Conversation”
Ron Blackmer, Rev. Amy Morgan, and Rev. Judy Wrought

March 24, 2019

This Sunday, we explored the texts in conversation. There is no written transcript, but you can listen to the audio here

Psalm 63
O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
 2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.
 3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
 4 So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
 5 My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips
 6 when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
 7 for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
 8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
 9 But those who seek to destroy my life shall go down into the depths of the earth;
 10 they shall be given over to the power of the sword, they shall be prey for jackals.
 11 But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

Luke 9:37-45
On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
 38 Just then a man from the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child.
 39 Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him.
 40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."
 41 Jesus answered, "You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
 42 While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
 43 And all were astounded at the greatness of God. While everyone was amazed at all that he was doing, he said to his disciples,
 44 "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands."
 45 But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

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