Sunday Morning Schedule

9:00am—9:45am Sunday School

10:00am Worship with Holy Communion

(Nursery Provided for infant through age 5)

Come as you are.  We are liturgical but not formal. 

You will hear everything from “Bach” to “Bluegrass.”

 

Next “5th Friday Songwriters in the Round” - March 31

Next “5th Sunday Bluegrass Mass” - April 30

 

 

                

 

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1655 West Main St.
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 449-5480
faithlutherantn@bellsouth.net
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Know God, grow in faith, go and show God’s love to all the world!

Preparing for this Sunday: The 6th Sunday After Epiphany

            

             As Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:38-48), he teaches new ways and reversals of cultural norms and expectations when he says things like: “...turn the other cheek,”  and “Love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you.”  But those things might actually seem simple when we hear what he closes this passage with: “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (MT 5:48).  Be perfect?  But what if, like one of my favorite podcasts (Sermon Brainwave) suggests, the Greek word that translators make “complete” in the New Revised Standard Version, was translated “complete” (for which a strong argument can be made).  How would turning the other cheek (instead of instant retaliation), and praying for one’s enemy (instead of cursing one’s enemy) make us “complete” do you think?