Monday, 25 January 2010

Jan 31st

Readings I'm looking at are:
Luke 2: 22-40 Presentation of Christ in the temple.
Together with 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13

It's quite a challenge - a sermon for the week of prayer for Christian Unity ( a bit late!) to 7 churches, with children present but probably only the older ones really listening while the younger ones make themselves busy at the back of church.

Thoughts so far:
Give everyone a 'handout' with a picture of Rembrandt's Simeon with the Christ child in the temple: for some they might just like to look at this & ignore everything else! Also the handout will have an outline of the sermon - to help young people (in particular but not exclusively!) to follow the sermon & see how it's structured.

The theme - I suppose 'love', but love for christ, love with a purpose...

It's only Monday - more to follow.

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