September 6, 2015
Mark 7:24-37
James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23

Holly's Worry

Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8


Janice B. Scott



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Holly stared at her face in the mirror. She couldn't believe it! Today, of all days, to wake up with a spot. There it was, its ugly, yellowish surface tucked into the corner of her mouth. It wasn't fair, especially as she'd prayed really hard that tonight's date would be perfect. How could God allow a spot to appear like this? Holly experimented with the position of her lips, to see whether she could hide the spot, but it was difficult to sit with her lips sucked in for more than a second or two.

She felt devastated. Her first date with the most sought after boy in the entire class, and she had to have a spot! Well, that was it. He'd never look at her again. After all, he could have his pick of girls, since everyone thought he was totally cute.

Holly plastered on some anti-spot cream, but she knew it wouldn't work. At least, not by ...

This sermon, Holly's Worry, is based on Matthew 6:25-34 and relates to Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on Matthew 6:25-34 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, 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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