January 22, 2016
Matthew 4:12-23
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm 27:1, 4-9

Positive Identification

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
It's News To Me: Messages of Hope for Those Who Haven't Heard
Cycle A Gospel Sermons For Advent, Christmas, Epiphany


Linda Schiphorst McCoy



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A while ago, I received an invitation to my high school reunion. Now I'm not going to tell you which one, but I've been out of high school for a while. At any rate, getting that invitation took me back to those days in Madison, Indiana, and caused me to think about some of the people who were in my class. I began wondering where they are, and what they're doing. I know about three of them: one is mayor of Madison, and another is the editor and owner of the newspaper, and one teaches classes to those who want to become nurses.

I guess that all doesn't really matter, but because of that reunion announcement, I caught myself remembering certain moments or events that happened during high school and thinking back to what we were like then -- the people we were, or at least who we thought we were. What I realized is just how much our past shapes...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 sermon, Positive Identification, is based on John 1:29-42 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book It's News To Me: Messages of Hope for Those Who Haven't Heard. 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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