July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

The Advocate

Sixth Sunday of Easter

from the book
Series III, Cycle A

Constance Berg

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A new baby boy: Jonathan Richard. His family, friends, and pastor were there when the baby was born, and they were all excited at the birth! Paul felt so proud as he drove home to rest. It had been a long day. Paul smiled as he thought of his new baby boy.

But something was not quite right. During the night, Jonathan was taken to Children's Hospital "as a precaution - to check him out." Pamela was not alarmed, so Paul stayed with her a while before going to see Jonathan.

At Children's Hospital, Paul was told to scrub up. Jonathan wasn't just there as a precaution; the pediatrician told Paul that Jonathan had a serious heart problem. A pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Kegel, was summoned. Paul waited. Pastor Johnsen offered prayers, and the family gathered around, waiting.

After a time, Dr. Kegel came to speak to Paul and gave him the overwhelming news: the greater vessels in Jonathan's heart were transposed. The arteries...

This Sixth Sunday of Easter story, The Advocate, is based on John 14:15-21 and relates to Sixth Sunday of Easter 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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