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Amazing Grace
Fourth Sunday in Lent

from the book
Ashes To Ascension
Second Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter

John A. Stroman

Ephesians 2:1-10


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Keith Miller, a well-known author and Episcopal churchman, arrived in Bloomington, Illinois, for a speaking engagement. He got to town the night before he was to speak so he bought a local newspaper to catch up on the local news. Close to Bloomington were two towns: Oblong and Normal. To his surprise the headlines on the society page read: "Oblong Man Marries Normal Woman." He thought that was hilarious. In the pulpit the next morning he told the congregation what he had read in the society section of the newspaper the night before. No one laughed. No one even made a snicker. They had grown so accustomed and familiar to those phrases and words that they didn't appear as humorous to the local people.

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This Fourth Sunday in Lent sermon, Amazing Grace, is based on Ephesians 2:1-10 and relates to Fourth Sunday in Lent of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Ashes To Ascension . 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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