July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23
Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13

Theology Two Sizes Too Small

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

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

John T. Ball

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One of the legacies of children's writer Dr. Seuss is his wonderful story, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." One college economics professor discovered Dr. Seuss stories from his grandchildren, and would often read them to his classes in undergraduate economics. They enlivened what some have called "the dismal science."

Those who love the Grinch story know that it begins when the mean old Grinch attempted to stop Christmas from coming to the people of Whoville. Just before the big day, the Grinch stealthily carried away the presents and decorations. The diagnosis of the Grinch's condition was - his heart was "two sizes too small." He did not have the capacity to enjoy the Christmas festivities. Being "two sizes too small" is a difficult condition that is fairly common.

For instance, our geology and biology can be too small. Some think they are upholding the true faith by asserting that the earth is only about 10,000 years old and that purpose and...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 sermon, Theology Two Sizes Too Small, 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 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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