July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

Commencement Address

Seventh Sunday of Easter

from the book
Sermons On The First Readings
Series I, Cycle A

Bill Mosley

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Sam "Golden Rule" Jones had "quittin' meetings" for those converted at his revivals. These meetings were to get people to confess their sins (cussing, drinking, gambling, and so on) and then have everyone pledge to quit their sinning. At one of these meetings, a lady was asked what she was going to quit. She said she had not been doing anything and was going to quit doing that. Perhaps it's time for us to quit doing nothing!

One of the oldest tricks in the book for mischief--minded big--city kids is to stand on a street corner, craning necks back to look at some non--existent phenomenon in the sky, just to see how many people you can influence to follow your gaze upwards. The temptation is almost irresistible.

Last Thursday was the day of the Ascension of the Lord, being forty days after his resurrection.

The First Reading is Luke's version of the Ascension. Notice the difference in character between the disciples of ...

This Seventh Sunday of Easter sermon, Commencement Address, is based on Acts 1:6-14 and relates to Seventh Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The First Readings . 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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