Friday, October 11, 2013

An Uninvited Guest – v5

Coming to the Christ
in the house of another
seeking healing, wholeness
an uninvited guest
coming right to him

Christ responding,
healing him, loving him
but first questioning,
the content of their faith
in the cold words alone

Christ healing, touching,
showing real compassion
even on the Sabbath
bringing wholeness for the stranger
in the place where he was

Giving a lesson, teaching,
upturning their theology
changing their whole world
the rules that they lived by
not nearly enough

God’s love greater, real
calling us to welcome all those in need
offering ourselves freely
giving help to the stranger,
all who are in need

Edited October 23, 2013
An Uninvited Guest – v6
(editing version 5)
Edited October 11, 2013
An Uninvited Guest – v5
(editing version 2)
Edited September 25, 2013
“An Uninvited Guest – v4”
(editing version 2)
Edited September 23, 2013
An Uninvited Guest – v3
(editing version 2)
Edited December 18, 2012
An Uninvited Guest – v2”
May 2, 2010
“An Uninvited Guest”
Luke 12:1-6, 12-14
Isaiah 55:1-3 (Call to Worship)
Ephesians 3:14-21
Worship Theme: “Everyone is Invited”
and sermon, “How Good Do You Have to Be?”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
May 2, 2010
Fourth Sunday After Easter
Fifth Sunday in Easter

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