July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b


Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8

from the book
Sermons For Advent, Christmas And Epiphany


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I like the first part of this story about Jesus. All those blessings, and that neat parable about the salt of the earth, and the light of the world. It makes me feel good inside. But now it gets difficult. Let me put this in terms that I can understand.

The first time I ever remember hating anyone was in the third grade. The kid's name was Les. Les moved into town part way through the year and from the beginning we had trouble. On the first day, I received a note during spelling. The note read, "After school. You're dead!" The note was signed, "Les." This was not good news, as Les stood about six-foot tall and weighed in the area of 200 pounds. In the third grade! Fortunately, I had to stay a few minutes late after school that afternoon, and by the time I left, so had everyone else. I found several new paths home and managed to ...

This Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 sermon, Les, is based on Matthew 6:24-34 and relates to Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book TIME'S UP! . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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