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Self-awareness as sin-awareness

First Sunday in Lent

from the book
LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS
Series II


PAUL A. LAUGHLIN



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First Sunday in Lent

First Lesson: Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17, 25-3:7

Theme:
Self-awareness as sin-awareness

Exegetical note: These excerpts from the Jahwist's version of creation and account of humanity's so-called "fall" should be read in light of recent revisionist interpretation, which treats the story, not as a literal-historical or Pauline-Augustinian account of the cause of sinfulness, which ruined a primodial state of human perfection, but as a mythical representation of the process by which every human comes to self-awareness of alienation from God.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 130)

Leader:
Out of our depths we lift our voices to God!

People:
MAY GOD HEAR AND LISTEN!

Leader:
If God should number our inequities, who could bear it?

People:
BUT GOD IS FORGIVING, AND HEEDS OUR CRIES FOR MERCY!

Collect
Great Creator God, you made us in your image and after your likeness to grow in godliness. Give us the strength of your Spirit: that, thus empowered, we may regain the innocence and righteousness that all of us have lost in our fall from grace and into...

This First Sunday in Lent worship resource, Self-awareness as sin-awareness, is based on Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17, 25-3:7 and relates to First Sunday in Lent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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