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

Pre-set Your Channel

Fifth Sunday in Lent

from the book
Love Is Your Disguise
Second Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter

Frank Luchsinger

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How do I look? -- I'm serious. How do I look? Do you think I glanced in the mirror to check before I walked out here to preach? Is my stole straight? Am I wearing socks that match?

Have you ever been somewhere and all of a sudden thought, "I wonder how I look?" A young woman walks into the bank on a cold day, pulls the hood from her head, scribbles some numbers onto a deposit form, and glances up to see the young man she has been hoping to date. "I wonder how I look," flashes through her mind. "Oh, I'm glad I wore lipstick this morning," she thinks. After a brief exchange, she does her banking, returns to her car, and sees reflected in the driver's door window a hairstyle flattened, messed up, crushed, collapsed. Instantly she condemns the coat hood which a moment ago had seemed so wonderfully warm.

How do I look? -- Lately the lens ...

This Fifth Sunday in Lent sermon, Pre-set Your Channel, is based on Romans 8:6-11 and relates to Fifth Sunday in Lent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Love Is Your Disguise . 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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