Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10
from the book
SERMONS FOR THE FIRST THIRD OF THE PENTECOST SEASON
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. ...