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

Acting Like God Acts

Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost

from the book
Second Lesson Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost

Gary L. Carver

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My good friend, Tommy Garrison, tells the story of a minister who boarded an airplane. He was seated beside a young lady who evidently was very troubled. As the flight progressed, it became even more noticeable that she was upset. In fact, she started crying. The minister said, "I'm sorry. I do not wish to intrude, but can I help you? It seems that you are disturbed." She said, "To be honest with you, I am. I'm flying to California to attend the funeral of my father." The minister said, "Well, from the degree to which you are upset it seems that you were very close." She said, "No. I'm sorry to say that just the opposite was true. We were not close at all. In fact, I had not spoken to my father for over ten years. The last time I spoke to him, my parting words were, 'Go to hell!' " How tragic!

How tragic! Here were two people, ...

This Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost sermon, Acting Like God Acts, is based on 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and relates to Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book ACTING ON THE ABSURD . 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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