October 26, 2014
Matthew 22:34-46
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Deuteronomy 34:1-12

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In John 14:25, Jesus speaks...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

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In John 14:25, Jesus speaks of the coming of the Holy Spirit as the "Comforter," the "Counselor" the "Helper." Then, in verse 27, he gives the further assurance, "Peace is what I leave with you."

The world today is crying out for peace. On the Plains of Waterloo in Belgium there stands a bronze lion forged from the guns of Napoleon's forces who were defeated there in 1815.

It is a fitting tribute to the futility of war. A recent visitor observed that inside the vicious creature's mouth, a swallow had built a nest, twining the mud, twigs, and soft lining for the nest around the potentially destructive teeth. The song of the swallows reached out over the former battlefield, with a new dimension of peace. Peace not from guns and power, but peace from considering the birds....

This Sermon Illustration In John 14:25, Jesus speaks... is based on John 14:23-29 and relates to Sixth Sunday of Easter of Cycle C of the lectionary. This Sermon Illustration on John 14:23-29 is just one of over 15,000 Sermon Illustrations at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and 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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