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Tilted Haloes
Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10

from the book
Tilted Haloes
SERMONS FOR THE FIRST THIRD OF THE PENTECOST SEASON

JAMES WEEKLEY


Mark 3:20-35


 

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There is an old rhyme we sing around the campfire each summer in the North Carolina mountains. A portion of the song goes like so,

Now around that tree old Satan slunk
And at Miss Eve his eye he wunk;
Eve, them apples look mighty fine,
Just take one, the Lord won't mind!

Satan, the Devil, the Evil One - or whatever we prefer to label him (or her?), has his pitchfork deeply sunk into our folklore. He goes back a long way, even to Genesis one.

Today, the problems created by organized crime, exploitative business ethics, sexual roulette, the drug counterculture all seem to point to the reality of a sinister force. Darth Vader is always a hot item. If that's true, then one must conclude that he is not only alive and kicking, but he's having quite a field day. Dan Bennett tells us that, "The devil does a nice business in such a lousy location." Mark down also the recent revival of demonology ...

This Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 sermon, Tilted Haloes, is based on Mark 3:20-35 and relates to Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Tilted Haloes . 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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