July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28

A number of years ago...

Second Sunday of Easter

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A number of years ago, the well-known preacher Henry Drummond preached a classic sermon titled "The Greatest Thing in the World." Drummond concluded his sermon with a school-science-project illustration. If you place a piece of iron in the presence of an electrified field, he said, that piece of iron itself will become electrified. And in the presence of that electrical field, it's changed into a magnet. As long as it remains in contact with that field of electromagnetic power, it will attract other pieces of iron to itself.

Many of us can remember making electromagnets in elementary-school science class. You take a big old iron nail, wrap a piece of wire around it, and attach both ends of the wire to the terminals of a dry-cell battery. In no time at all, that electrified nail is attracting all manner of paper clips, thumbtacks, and iron filings. Is the nail itself changed? Not one bit. It's the power flowing through...

This Sermon Illustration A number of years ago... is based on John 20:19-31 and relates to Second Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This Sermon Illustration on John 20:19-31 is just one of over 15,000 Sermon Illustrations at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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