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

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Seventh Sunday of Easter

from the book
Preaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons
With an Eye to the New

Elizabeth Achtemeier

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Our reading for this Sunday includes verses 6 to 11, which were part of our stated text for last Sunday. The preacher, therefore, has to remind the congregation of what has happened. The apostles have asked Jesus when he will restore the kingdom to Israel, that is, when will the Kingdom of God come. Jesus has replied that the time of that coming is not for them - or even him - to know, thus ending all of the church's speculation about the time of the end. The Lord has promised that the fledgling group will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, which will empower them to become his witnesses throughout the world. And then Christ has been "lifted up" in his ascension, to rule at the right hand of God over all. Two angels therefore bid the apostles to stop gazing up into heaven. It is time to get to work.

It is interesting in our text for the ...

This Seventh Sunday of Easter preaching resource, Seventh Sunday of Easter, is based on Acts 1:6-14 and relates to Seventh Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This preaching resource is excerpted from the book Preaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons . 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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