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By What Power Did You Do This?
Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14

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

Linda R. Forsberg

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10


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When I was growing up, my family belonged to St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) on Elmwood Avenue, in Providence, Rhode Island. Actually, in the very poor, rough neighborhood of South Providence. As a teenager, I helped out with something called "Saturday Group," which was a program designed for the children and youth of that inner city neighborhood. It involved recreation (believe it or not, we had bowling alleys in the church, along with pool and ping pong tables!); a free lunch; a thrift shop -- free clothing program; and Church time, led by a lady named Josie. Josie was as wide as she was tall. I have no idea how old she was. Being a wisdom figure, she seemed quite old to us youth. I know she was "retired." And I do know her job beforehand had been as a hat maker, because each week this pious "church lady" would wear the most wild, colorful, outlandish hat. We used ...

This Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 sermon, By What Power Did You Do This?, is based on 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 and relates to Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 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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