On Withered Hands

April 14, 2024
On Withered Hands
Third Sunday of Easter
Rev. Benjamin Wines
Mark 3:1-6

Call to Worship

See what love the Father has given us,
That we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.
The reason the world does not know us
Is that it did not know him.
Beloved, we are God’s children now;
What we will be has not yet been revealed.
What we do know is this: when he is revealed,
We will be like him, for we will see him as he is.
And all who have this hope in him purify themselves,
Just as he is pure.
Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness;
Sin is lawlessness.
You know that he was revealed to take away sins,
And in him there is no sin.
Everyone who does what is right is righteous,
Just as he is righteous. from 1 John 3

We look forward to joining you in Worship this Sunday, starting at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. You can also find our services online at the HVBC YouTube Channel. Today’s sermon is titled, On Withered Hands. We will be reading from Mark 3:1-6, and our Call to Worship comes from 1 John 3.

Question for Further Reflection:
In this passage, there is a dispute over how to be faithful on the Sabbath.
How can we respond faithfully to God’s call in ways that respect traditions, while remaining open to something new?