July 27, 2014
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28

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Pray for all in authority

Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25


Janice B. Scott



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A week last Wednesday, the day when we all awoke to discover that the events of the day before weren't some ghastly nightmare but were real, the lectionary reading set for the day was this:

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you. "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be...

This sermon, Pray for all in authority, is based on 1 Timothy 2:1-7 and relates to Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on 1 Timothy 2:1-7 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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