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The Way To Happy Endings
Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14

from the book
Sermons On The First Readings
Series I, Cycle A

James L. Killen, Jr.

Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67


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Genesis 24 is like a short novel that is set into the end of the story of Abraham. It is a lot like the kind of stories that many of you like to read - and it has a happy ending. In the story, Abraham sends his oldest and most trusted servant back to the country from which Abraham and Sarah had come many years before. His mission is to find a wife for their son, Isaac. He wants the servant to find for Isaac "a girl just like the girl that married dear old dad." The servant went, taking gifts, and praying that God would lead him to just the right girl. The servant was successful in his mission. He was sure that God had made him successful. He brought back Rebekah and Isaac loved her.

Now I know that lots of you can understand that story. Lots of you men believe that God has led you to just the ...

This Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 sermon, The Way To Happy Endings, is based on Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 and relates to Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The First Readings . 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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