Commission & Benediction
(based on Romans 12:9-12)
Don’t just pretend to love others—really love them.
Hate what is wrong and pursue what is good
as if your life depended on it.
Live in true devotion to one another,
loving each other as sisters and brothers.
Do not lose your zeal for God,
but serve Him passionately and with enthusiasm.
And do not forget to rejoice,
for hope is always just around the corner!
And may the blessing of God,
the love of Jesus Christ,
and the presence of the Holy Spirit
strengthen and sustain you in all things.
For more worship resources related to Romans 12:9-21 or other texts for August 28, 2011 (the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 17A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.
For other benedictions, click on Benedictions in the list of “Labels” at the right, or see this Benediction index.