July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

In The Meantime, God

Third Sunday of Advent

from the book
Holy Email
Cycle A Second Lesson Sermons for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany

Dallas A. Brauninger

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From: KDM
To: God
Subject: Be Patient
Message: In the meantime, God.... Lauds, KDM

E-mail from KDM to God. Subject: Be patient. Message: In the meantime, God.... Lauds, KDM.

Arlo Johansen, a Great Plains agrarian, says a farmer has to think in terms of a 27-year average in order to maintain a positive work perspective. That is a long time to request patience. Farmers know the rain will come. They just do not know when it will come, if it will come in time, if it will rain too furiously or too plentifully for tender shoots, or if it will fall as hail that mangles everything in its path.

Farmers know the early rain will bring up the crop. Moisture, plus the warmth of the season, will soften the shell of the kernel so the life within it can burst forth. Later rains will carry moisture and nourishment to the seedling. They will help to sustain the crop. The last rains of the season to fall...

This Third Sunday of Advent sermon, In The Meantime, God, is based on James 5:7-10 and relates to Third Sunday of Advent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Holy Email. 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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