July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Changing The Rules

from the book
Sermons For Pentecost (Middle Third)

Robert L. Salzgeber

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When I was a camp director the rules of long established and understood games were constantly being changed in order to incorporate a larger sphere of players. For the same reason Jesus said, "You have a clever way of rejecting God's law in order to uphold your own teaching." Jesus had a knack for constantly changing the rules of the game of life in order to incorporate a larger sphere of people in his kingdom net.

One such game where the rules were often changed was volleyball. Volleyball is a well-established game with rules which are basically understood by everyone who plays. Many times we would have children playing the game who were either handicapped or mentally retarded. In order to integrate these special children into the game of volleyball it was necessary to change the standing rules or laws of the game. We would say that it was fair for the special children to catch and throw the ball instead...

This sermon, Changing The Rules, is based on Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. This sermon relating to Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 is excerpted from the book 'ASSAYINGS: THEOLOGICAL FAITH TESTINGS '. 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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