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It's Never Mission Impossible
Seventh Sunday of Easter

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

Richard E. Gribble

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26


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Many years ago one of the most popular shows on weekly television was Mission Impossible. Each episode of the show opened in a similar way. The head of the Impossible Missions Force, or IMF for short, would be found alone in some isolated office, home, or similar space. He would find a large manilla envelope, generally hidden in a desk drawer or possibly in a safe. Inside the envelope he would find materials that described the next mission of his IMF team. There would be lots of printed material, photographs of the principal people involved, and often maps to show various locations. While the IMF chief perused these materials, he listened to a tape recording which described the specifics of the mission. After reviewing the material and describing the mission, the voice on the tape always said, "If you choose to accept this mission and any of your IMF team is captured or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge ...

This Seventh Sunday of Easter sermon, It's Never Mission Impossible, is based on Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 and relates to Seventh Sunday of Easter of Cycle B 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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