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

Too Light A Thing

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Hope Beneath the Surface
Cycle A First Lesson Sermons for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

Paul E. Robinson

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A man by the name of Kevin Trudeau has marketed a memory course called "Mega-Memory." In the beginning of the course he quizzes the participants about their "teachability quotient." He says it consists of two parts. First, on a scale of one to ten "where would you put your motivation to learn?" Most people would put themselves pretty high, say about nine to ten, he says.

Secondly, though, Kevin asks the listeners of the tape to put themselves on a scale of one to ten in terms of his or her willingness to change! Ah hah! Now that's another matter altogether. Many of us want to diet, but we refuse to change our eating habits or begin to exercise. Many of us want to get better grades in school, but we simply are not willing to change the amount of television we watch and the amount of going out on the weekend. We want to be a better learner, but it...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 sermon, Too Light A Thing, is based on Isaiah 49:1-7 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Hope Beneath the Surface. 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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