July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28

What is our place in the world?

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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[Dr. Foster R. McCurley has had a distinguished career as St. John's Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. In addition to his career as a pastor, seminar leader, and international lecturer and consultant, he has written numerous books and articles and is currently the Theologian-in-Residence of Tressler Lutheran Services, LSS of South Central PA and LutherCare.]

We often say of teenagers that they're searching to find their place in the world. They are looking for identity, for how they fit into this extension of space and time, for meaning and purpose in the larger scheme of things. More than one of us has admitted to relief over not having to grow up in today's world where all those questions -- once so simple -- have become most complicated.

Yet our lessons for today might encourage us to find some of those struggling teenagers in order to seek their advice on how to handle it all. All...

This sermon commentary, What is our place in the world?, is based on John 14:1-14 and relates to Fifth Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This Sermon Commentary on John 14:1-14 is just one of over 1,000 Sermon Commentaries at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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