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Religious Load-Management
Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4

from the book
Sermons For Advent, Christmas And Epiphany, Cycle B

Harold C. Warlick, Jr.

Deuteronomy 18:15-20


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One of the major ingredients in any kind of endeavor is load-management. A college student, for example, must have special permission from the dean to take more than a certain number of courses per semester. Past wisdom has taught that students experience inevitable time-management problems and personal stress when they overload a schedule.

In the realm of everyday consumption of energy, most cities now have load-management regulators which are placed on homes. City energy departments give a discount to customers who employ such devices. During peak load periods the load-management device will not allow your air conditioner or hot water heater to kick on. This enables the whole city system to avoid going to pieces when the desires and urges of all its customers might overload that system in extreme weather conditions.

For years a certain city had labored with a major soft-drink company to secure an electronic scoreboard for its little league baseball park. Finally the scoreboard arrived and a crew ...

This Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 sermon, Religious Load-Management, is based on Deuteronomy 18:15-20 and relates to Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book LIGHT IN THE LAND OF SHADOWS . 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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