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Don't Fence Me In!
Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2

from the book
Sermons On The Second Readings
For Sundays In Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany

Frederick R. Harm

1 Corinthians 6:12-20


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Goodspeed translates our text: "I may do anything I please but not everything I do is good for me. I may do anything I please but I am not going to let anything master me." So Saint Paul is saying, "I am free and yet I am not free; I rejoice in my freedom, and yet I recognize that there are limits to my freedom." With these inspired insights we come face to face with one of the most critical issues in our world -- and in your life and mine. How do we interpret and how do we exercise our freedom? This is an issue that concerns every sincere Christian. More than that, it is, in some of its aspects, an issue that confronts every American.

For a few moments let's consider the problems that exist at the very heart of our freedom -- or freedoms. How absolute are they?

It doesn't take long for us to discover that our political ...

This Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 sermon, Don't Fence Me In!, is based on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and relates to Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The Second 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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