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

Caught In The Middle

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Sermons On The Second Readings
Series II, Cycle A

John N. Brittain

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It has become very popular to talk about how stressed out we are because we (both individually and collectively) are caught in the middle of too many demands and stretched too thin. For some years, we have heard about the "super-mom" syndrome of trying to juggle a full professional life with the many duties of motherhood. More recently, there is a lot of talk about the increasing time demands the workplace is putting on everyone, creating conflicts not just between work and family but between work and personhood. Many of us have looked wistfully at the comparisons between the length of the workweek and the number of weeks of vacation provided in certain European countries. On campuses, the tension is between academics and co-curricular activities, particularly big-time sports at some schools. And, of course, there is no end of political debate about how many of our resources should be spent at home and how much should be expended abroad. Would...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 sermon, Caught In The Middle, is based on 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The Second Readings . 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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