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A New Name
Second Sunday in Lent

from the book
From This Day Forward
First Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter

Paul W. Kummer

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16


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What names did people call you as you were growing up? What nicknames did your parents or grandparents saddle you with? I hope most of the names were endearing. But were others nasty or hurtful? Were you given a nickname because of how you looked or how you talked? Because of where you lived or what you wore?

Did anyone ever give you a name because they felt they knew what your future would hold? If so, did that spur you on in your destiny or did it hold you back and discourage you? Did they nickname you in honor of what they believed you would become? I hope so!

On Ash Wednesday we were called to change our ways. Last week we were called to remember God's unchanging ways. Today we are called to celebrate our name change! First we needed to repent, and then we needed to be reminded of God's faithfulness, and today we are reminded of our purpose ...

This Second Sunday in Lent sermon, A New Name, is based on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 and relates to Second Sunday in Lent of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book From This Day Forward . 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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