March 29, 2015
Mark 14:1--15:47
Philippians 2:5-11
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16

Choose Life

Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6

from the book
Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit
Series IV, Cycle A


Gregory L. Tolle



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I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the LORD swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. (vv. 19--20)


Michael was the kind of guy who had such a positive outlook that you either loved him or hated him. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!" He was a natural motivator. If a co-worker was having a bad day, Michael would encourage them and help them to see the positive side of the situation.

A friend asked how he could be so positive all the time. After ...

This Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 story, Choose Life, is based on Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and relates to Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This story is excerpted from the book Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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