October 18, 2015
Mark 10:35-45
Hebrews 5:1-10
Job 38:1-7 (34-41)
Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c

Dependable Faith

Second Sunday in Lent

from the book
First Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter

Robert J. Elder

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Drop the Gordita! Have you seen the Taco Bell ad with the window washer who doesn't want to lose his lunch? He hangs between heaven and earth by a thread, as if it is difficult to make up his mind whether to hold on to his taco, or drop it in order to cling to the rope offered by those who would save him.

I once read about a man washing windows outside a large office building.1 When he reached the fifteenth floor, he slipped on the scaffolding that supported him on the side of the building, and just managed to catch a tenuous hold on a line that dangled below the scaffold. He hung there suspended, his grip growing increasingly weak, when someone inside the building spotted him, broke a window, and grabbed hold of him until help arrived. Now it could be said that at the moment of his rescue, the window washer had a choice to make. ...

This Second Sunday in Lent sermon, Dependable Faith, is based on Genesis 12:1-4a and relates to Second Sunday in Lent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book RESTORING THE FUTURE . 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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