March 26, 2017
John 9:1-41
Ephesians 5:8-14
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 23

Second Sunday After The Epiphany / Second Sunday In Ordinary Time

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Series VIII, Cycle A


Carlos Wilton



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Theme For The Day
Jesus' message to us -- and our message to others, on his behalf -- is "Come and see!"

Old Testament Lesson
Isaiah 49:1-7
The Second Servant Song
Jeremiah's sense of God's call, dating from before his birth, is well-known (1:5); what is perhaps not so well-known is that Second Isaiah reports a similar experience for the person who is the subject of his second Servant Song: "while I was in my mother's womb he named me" (49:1). The first Servant Song occurred as last week's first lesson selection. The third (Isaiah 50:4-9a) occurs on the Sixth Sunday in Lent, and the fourth (52:13--53:12) occurs on Good Friday. This Servant is like an expertly crafted weapon, hidden away for the chosen day, when the Lord will put him to good use (v. 2). Verse 3 identifies the Servant with Israel, but then, in verse 5, it appears that he is an individual, a prophetic figure, who will revive...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 preaching resource, Second Sunday After The Epiphany / Second Sunday In Ordinary Time, is based on Isaiah 49:1-7 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This preaching resource is excerpted from the book Lectionary Preaching Workbook. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Preaching resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary Preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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