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


from the book
Life Injections II
Further Connections Of Scripture To The Human Experience

Richard E. Zajac

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"Come after me and I will make you fishers of men."

A look at why it's important to ask.

The late Speaker of the House Thomas "Tip" O'Neill once told of a valuable lesson he learned early in his career. In 1935, during his very first political campaign, a neighbor told him: "I am going to vote for you tomorrow even though you didn't ask me to!" A shocked O'Neill replied: "Why, Mrs. O'Brien, I have lived across from you for eighteen years, I cut your grass in the summer, I shoveled your walk in the winter, I didn't think I had to ask for your vote." Mrs. O'Brien replied: "Tom, let me tell you something: people like to be asked!"

I found that out for myself just a few short months ago. I had attended the death of a patient here at Sisters Hospital, and the family asked that I preside at the funeral. The patient belonged to St. Ambrose Parish where ...

This sermon, Asking, is based on Matthew 4:12-23. This sermon relating to Matthew 4:12-23 is excerpted from the book 'Life Injections II '. 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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