June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

Water, Water, Everywhere

Third Sunday in Lent

from the book
The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is!
Gospel Sermons For Lent/Easter

Richard L. Sheffield

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Reading the Gospel lesson this week a snatch of poetry I learned somewhere along the way kept running through my head. It goes:

Water, water, everywhere
And not a drop to drink!

I think that's how a lot of us feel a lot of the time. The song we'll sing in a few minutes says, speaking to God:

See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters
And all fear of want remove.
Who can faint while such a river ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord the giver,
Never fails from age to age.1

Sounds good. We sing it, and then from the depths of our souls we say, "So?" So where is it? So when do I get it? So why do I feel like the Ancient Mariner?

Water, water, everywhere
Nor any drop to drink.2

Why is life so dry?

Why am I so thirsty in the midst of so much?

You can put that question ...

This Third Sunday in Lent sermon, Water, Water, Everywhere, is based on John 4:5-42 and relates to Third Sunday in Lent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is! . 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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