June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21

I Want To Be

All Saints Day

Janice B. Scott

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Casper's aunt was visiting. It was always a pain, because she always asked him the same things, one of which was, "What do you want to be when you're grown up, Casper?" Since Casper didn't want to grow up at all, the question was meaningless. But up it came, year after year, and Casper was always forced to mumble some unsatisfactory reply. But this year, it was All Saints' Day and Casper had his answer ready.

"What do you want to be when you grow up, Casper?" asked his aunt, in that bright tone of voice she used when talking to children.

Casper beamed at her, and adopted his most innocent expression. "A saint," he said.

There was a moment's shocked hush, then Casper's father burst out laughing. But his aunt's face lost its brightness and her mouth turned down at the corners. It was clear she couldn't think of anything to say. Casper was well pleased, and went out...

This sermon, I Want To Be, is based on Luke 6:20-31 and relates to All Saints Day of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on Luke 6:20-31 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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