December 21, 2014
Luke 1:26-38
Romans 16:25-27
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

Rejection - the cost of discipleship?

Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13


Janice B. Scott



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The Church of England seems to hold an unlikely fascination for the media. Most weeks, the Church features in some article or other, however small. Not so surprising when it's headlines like "Vicar runs off with choir mistress" or "Sex abuse case priest held in custody" or the like. But strangely, the sort of headline like "C of E worshippers fall to record low" also often makes the news.

If that's sufficiently newsworthy to make the daily papers, it would seem the country does still care about religion and the church, albeit from a safe distance. The Church, for its part, agonises over ways of making worship accessible to the millions.

One result of this can be trendy churches trying to pull in the crowds by appealing to popular culture. Some churches tend to be associated with a certain style of worship, which is perhaps more likely than more traditional forms of worship, to appeal to those who...

This sermon, Rejection - the cost of discipleship?, is based on Luke 9:51-62 and relates to Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on Luke 9:51-62 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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