June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

Sheep That Count

Fourth Sunday of Easter

from the book
Sermons On The Second Reading
Series I, Cycle A

Richard W. Ferris

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Once upon a time there was a lamb named Edgar. Edgar lived with his family and friends in a large flock that roamed the countryside under the leadership of a kind and protective shepherd. Edgar followed his mother, along with the others, from one grazing spot to another, and seemed perfectly content with his life. He would play games with the other lambs, chase butterflies in the meadows, and nuzzle up close to his mother for afternoon naps in the sun. Like all the other sheep in his flock, he went wherever the shepherd led and would get his soft, thick hair cut on schedule.

One day, during a game of hide and seek, Edgar was hiding in some tall grass near the tree line to a neighboring woods. From out of nowhere he heard a voice calling to him, "Hey, Edgar."

Edgar turned to see a handsome fox peering out from behind one of the trees. He had never seen ...

This Fourth Sunday of Easter sermon, Sheep That Count, is based on 1 Peter 2:19-25 and relates to Fourth Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The Second Reading . 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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