April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43

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Today's scripture from Hebrews is...

Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20





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Today's scripture from Hebrews is one of the purple passages in the Bible. The great roll call of faith is a masterpiece. Name after name is given of those faithful heroes who: "through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight" (Hebrews 11:33-34). The writer says that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.

Carlyle Marney called these witnesses our balcony people. He said that we all have people who sit in our balcony and cheer us on. People of all ages who enable us to run the race with perseverance and grace. We cannot run the race alone. We find our way because there was Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah and David and Samuel and the prophets and a multitude of others. But we run...

This Sermon Illustration Today's scripture from Hebrews is... is based on Hebrews 11:29--12:2 and relates to Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This Sermon Illustration on Hebrews 11:29--12:2 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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