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

The Gifted

Day of Pentecost

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

William G. Carter

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If you ask me, a sermon should say only one thing. Some of us grew up listening to sermons with three points, and wondered, "What's the point?" The business of worship, the activity of preaching, is too important to be pointless. Each sermon needs to make a statement, to declare one thing that is vital for our faith, our hope, and our life, in the world.

So lest you miss it this morning, there's only one thing I want to say today. This sermon has one point to make, one claim that I want to lay upon our lives. Have a pencil? Ready to write this down? Here is the central message of this sermon: The only church worth having, the only church worth belonging to, is a charismatic church.

I trust this statement does not upset you. I am not going to apologize for it. While I have not said it publicly, I have deeply held the conviction for some time. ...

This Day of Pentecost sermon, The Gifted, is based on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 and relates to Day of Pentecost 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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