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Creative Closing For Easter 2 - Year A
- George Hartwell -
Written by George Hartwell, 'Creative Closings' provide the preacher and liturgist with a way to lead the congregation to a deeper experience of the message of the selected Revised Common Lectionary text or texts for the day. 'Creative Closings' follow the sermon or homily and most often pick up on the theme of one of the sermons provided on the 'Sermons & Sermon - Lectionary Resources' site (as referenced in the 'the thematic background'. Each Creative Closing can also stand on it's own and might be used as well in a devotional or bible study session.

If this Creative Closing is of use to you please fell free to utilize it, but reproduction electronically or in print requires the author's authorization. George Hartwell would also like to hear your response to this resource. You may see George's web site at www.HealMyLife.com or write him at GHartwell@HealMyLife.com

THEMATIC BACKGROUND from: Peace Be With You
Finally - I leave you with these words of Jesus -

They are the words Jesus spoke to his disciples just before he went
out to the Garden of Gethsemane and onward from  there to his cross
and his death.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you,
not as the world gives do I give to you,
Do not let your heart be troubled, neither be afraid.
Believe in God, believe also in me.
 
 
CREATIVE CLOSING
These words are the seeds that Jesus wants to plant in your heart. We are
going to ask him to do so right now. Listen as I pray and pray after me in
your own heart: “Lord Jesus Christ . . .  I want your words written on my
heart ... breath life on your words of peace . . . speak peace to me . . . I
am listening”

Now be still and let Jesus speak these words to your heart:

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you,
not as the world gives do I give to you,
Do not let your heart be troubled, neither be afraid.
Believe in God, believe also in me.

(silent moment)

Father water these seeds in our heart, the words of Jesus, by Your Spirit,
Amen.



copyright - George Hartwell, 2002 
            Rev. Richard J. Fairchild - Spirit Networks, 2002 - 2006
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