July 27, 2014
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28

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What's in it for me?

Second Sunday after Christmas





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On this tenth day of Christmas we might well wonder what gifts are left to enjoy. The song tells us that on this day "my true love gave to me ten lords aleaping," but my guess is that most of us might be looking for something different now that Christmas has all but disappeared. What would anyone do with a leaping lord anyway?

Perhaps it is time to think of a Lord who came to stick it out all the way to death rather than a leaping Lord attached to a bungee cord -- as some ancient Gnostics would have us believe. And because Jesus our Lord stuck it out, he left us with a variety of gifts.

The accident of calendar provides us one more Sunday to celebrate Christmas, to sing our carols and to ponder the unfathomable truth that "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." Yet our opportunity this Sunday is not simply to rejoice over the Incarnation...

This sermon commentary, What's in it for me?, is based on John 1:(1-9) 10-18 and relates to Second Sunday after Christmas of Cycle A of the lectionary. This Sermon Commentary on John 1:(1-9) 10-18 is just one of over 1,000 Sermon Commentaries at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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