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The Rumors Of Green Valley
Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24

from the book
56 Stories For Preaching

Charles W. Byrd

James 3:1-12


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Green Valley Church had served the rural area of Claiborne County for more than 100 years. Throughout its uneventful history, the church had suffered only minor disputes among its members, and very little fluctuation in its membership, as the congregation relied upon its love for each other and its faith in God to sustain them. But that love and faith was to be strongly tested with the arrival of Sarah and Henry Meddle into the community.

Henry, with his twinkling blue eyes and affable manner, soon became a Sunday school superintendent, and Sarah, with her saintly demeanor and vast knowledge of music, was accepted enthusiastically as the new choir director. Over the next two years, the congregation bestowed many honors and offices upon Henry and Sarah Meddle, rejoicing in the couple's active involvement in their new family of friends.

The tranquility which had embraced the small group of Christians soon began to diminish however, as some disturbing events started to ...

This Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 story, The Rumors Of Green Valley, is based on James 3:1-12 and relates to Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 of Cycle of the lectionary. This story is excerpted from the book 56 Stories For Preaching . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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