John 5:1-18


Sabbath healing sick
“Stand up, take your mat and walk.”
Persecute! Blaspheme!


(A haiku I wrote for my “Preaching with Imagination” course 19 Feb 2013)


Prayer for those seeking deeper knowledge of God

Gracious and holy God,
give us diligence to seek you,
wisdom to perceive you,
and patience to wait for you.
Grant us, O God,
a mind to meditate on you;
eyes to behold you;
ears to listen for your word;
a heart to love you;
and a life to proclaim you;
through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
our Savior and Lord.


(From the Evangelical Lutheran Worship, p. 76, Additional prayers for mission)