June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

The Church Is the Place

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

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

Timothy J. Smith

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The internet has changed the way people relate to each other. There now are a multitude of websites where people tell of their personal experiences, seek answers to their questions, or seek help for their problems. There are discussion forums where people can comment on anything and everything from politics and religion to personal relationships. People relate to another person's struggles and hope to find the advice or insight they desire. New communities are formed with people on various websites.

Nana claims that she was feeling far from God. She was seeking advice for ways to feel close to God. She told how she grew up in a Christian home but by her own admission during her freshmen year she began hanging out with "the wrong crowd" and began drinking. During that period she did not think about God at all. When she realized the error of her way she returned to her home church. Unfortunately, she did not feel...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 sermon, The Church Is the Place, 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 Christmas Grace. 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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