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

A Renewed Call

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Promise of Peace, Call for Justice

Thomas E. Ridenhour, Sr.

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Have you ever been blue, worried, discouraged, disappointed about a task or job that you agreed to do, were asked to do, or called to undertake? Have you begun the task or assignment or mission with great hopes, high expectations, and tons of energy only, somewhere along the way, the hopes and expectations seem to be trampled and the energy just flows away into weakness and futility?

Then you know something of the experience of the servant of the Lord in today's Old Testament Lesson. Yahweh God had called this unnamed person from his birth to be the servant of the Lord. Yahweh had named him, had equipped him with the Word of God, for the task and protected him in carrying out the mission. The Lord had called, assigned, sent the servant on a mission to Israel in the Babylonian exile. He was to proclaim the Word of God to a defeated and despairing people. However, in the carrying out...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 sermon, A Renewed Call, is based on Isaiah 49:1-7 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Promise of Peace, Call for Justice . 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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