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

Second Sunday After The Epiphany

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Lectionary Preaching Workbook

John R. Brokhoff

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Lesson 1: Isaiah 49:1--7 (C, E); Isaiah 49:3, 5--6 (RC)
Yahweh calls his servant, Israel, to bring the light of salvation to the nations. Here we have the second of the servant songs in Isaiah. The servant tells how Yahweh called and chose him before he was born. For the task of restoring Israel, he was equipped with a mouth "like a sharp sword" and was made like "a polished arrow." Yet, he feels that his labor was in vain. Then Yahweh speaks to him and becomes his strength. However, Yahweh has broadened his task to bring light and salvation not only to Israel but to the whole world.

Lesson 2: 1 Corinthians 1:1--9 (C, E); 1 Corinthians 1:1--3 (RC)
Paul thanks God for the grace given to the Corinthian church. In these opening verses of Paul's Corinthian correspondence, he identifies himself in terms of spiritual gifts. Paul reminds them of "the church of God." Their church is a part of the...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 preaching resource, Second Sunday After The Epiphany, is based on Isaiah 49:1-7 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This preaching resource is excerpted from the book Lectionary Preaching Workbook . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Preaching resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary Preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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