April 27, 2014
John 20:19-31
1 Peter 1:3-9
Acts 2:14a, 22-32

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Living on purpose

Second Sunday of Easter


Wayne Brouwer



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e. e. cummings' marvelous poem "i thank You God for most this amazing" gives us a hint as to what it means to live on purpose. The words to the poem are available online at , and it is worth your time to look them up.

cummings lifts purpose-filled living above the normal grind of repetitive day-to-day sameness. Theologically, this is what Rick Warren, in his best-selling books, has tried to do for pastors and church leaders (The Purpose-Driven Church) and also for Christians generally (The Purpose-Driven Life). To live on purpose is to have a well-developed sense of self, an ongoing assessment of life around oneself, a linear understanding of time and progress, a goal toward which one is moving, and a community of fellow pilgrims who nurture the mutual determination to keep going.

Often we lack purpose. One couple tells of sending their daughter to college. Instead of a degree, she came home with a boyfriend....

This sermon commentary, Living on purpose, is based on Acts 4:32-35 and relates to Second Sunday of Easter of Cycle B of the lectionary. This Sermon Commentary on Acts 4:32-35 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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