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Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13

Janice B. Scott

2 Corinthians 8:7-15


In the early seventies, Ian (my husband) and I started a business together. We were both chartered physiotherapists, and we bought a private physiotherapy practice in North Norfolk, where we stayed for twenty-one years.

The practice had been run by a physio who unfortunately had developed multiple sclerosis and was in a wheelchair, so by the time we moved in, the practice was completely empty of patients and we had to start from scratch to build it up.

This we did with the help of a bank loan and an overdraft, which we hoped to repay quite soon. But those were the days of 16% interest rates, and no matter how hard we worked and how much we expanded the practice, we were never able to repay the loan or to reduce the overdraft.

At the end of every year, in despair we would transfer the overdraft into a larger bank loan, and start again with a new overdraft.

It was a ...

This sermon, Give generously, is based on 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 and relates to Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon on 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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