Friday, July 28, 2017

Responsive Call To Worship: Doing Work of Jesus In The World Today based on Luke 4:18

Reader: Our job is to bring the spirit of Christ’s message
and to do the work of Jesus in the world today.
All: And what is that work?

Reader: From Luke 4:18: “... [t]o proclaim good news to the poor, freedom for the prisoner,
recovery of sight for the blind, and to set the oppressed free.”
All: It is up to us to reclaim and proclaim the Gospel of love and liberation.

Reader: We can do this once we see the world through the eyes of God,
who sees those who are suffering and oppressed as “blessed.”
All: Then we can hear the call of “Your Kingdom come, on earth as in heaven”
that cries out for God’s restoration, mercy, and healing here and now.


Reader: As John the Baptist declared, “... the Kingdom of God is at hand!”
All: God, may your kingdom come as we give thanks and praise.