December 21, 2014
Luke 1:26-38
Romans 16:25-27
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

The Serious Business Of Following Jesus



from the book
THE WORD IS NEAR YOU
Sermons For The Church


Don M. Aycock



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A story is told about a small town on the border of Canada and the United States. For years both countries had fought over the ownership of the town. Finally, the matter was brought to court and the judge decided in favor of the USA. The town was definitely in America. At the end of the trial an old fellow was heard to say as he left the courtroom, "Oh, thank goodness. I just don't think I could have stood another one of those cold Canadian winters."

Isn't it strange how a shift in perspectives can change so many things? An American winter sounds milder than a Canadian one. Think of how life looks different when you are 35 as compared to 21, or 65 compared to 35. The angle from which we look at things determines much of what we see.

The encounter of three men during the travels of Jesus is a story of shifting perspectives. Each of the men...

This sermon, The Serious Business Of Following Jesus, is based on Luke 9:57-62. This sermon relating to Luke 9:57-62 is excerpted from the book 'THE WORD IS NEAR YOU '. 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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