God of the Ordinary
Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19
from the book
Trouble on the Mountain
SERMONS FOR THE MIDDLE THIRD OF THE PENTECOST SEASON
Some folks can look at something extraordinary, and write it off as commonplace. Ring Lardner was an avid baseball fan, but every other sport to him was just a bore. One afternoon, when a friend took him to see a football game, Lardner watched the action on the field with total disinterest. Suddenly, in the second half of the game, the crowd came to its feet when a punt receiver ran the ball almost the entire length of the gridiron. "Did you see that?" the humorist's friend screamed. "He carried the ball ninety yards!" "So," Lardner shrugged, not at all impressed, "it isn't heavy." That is taking the spectacular and making it ordinary. But God, conversely, has a way of taking the ordinary, and making it spectacular and extraordinary.
Look at the setting of this story: the enemies of God never seem to learn, and they haven't learned yet, that God will have his way!
For a little while, the death of ...
This Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 sermon, God of the Ordinary, is based on Exodus 14:19-31 and relates to Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Trouble on the Mountain. 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. ...