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

Second Sunday After The Epiphany

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Series VII, Cycle A

Jerry L. Schmalenberger

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Seasonal Theme
The dawning on many who Jesus was and the dawning of a new light into the dark world as promised.

Theme For The Day
The call of the disciples of Jesus and our call to discipleship as well. There is also our equipment to be a disciple.

Old Testament Lesson
Isaiah 49:1-7
Command And Promise
In this poem, one of the servant songs, the author is having a conversation with himself and a dialogue with God. They are the words of a sensitive and pious servant of God who saw himself called to go beyond serving God by leading the people back from their slavery and exile. He is to be a light to other nations as well (v. 6b).

Notice verse 4. They are the words of a discouraged servant of God. It is not so much the hard work which tires the servant but the lack of response which deflates him. I can relate to this! I'll bet you can too. Then comes God's...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 preaching resource, Second Sunday After The Epiphany, 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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