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Left In The Dark
Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32

from the book
Women In The Wings
20 Biblical Monologues

Jacqueline Sharer Robertson

Matthew 25:1-13


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Making It Preach

Though this parable points out that we know neither the day nor hour the bridegroom (named Jesus) will return, we are admonished to be ready. With the exception of small groups of Christians some might call fanatics, contemporary Christians have lost the sense of urgency our ancestors in the faith felt regarding Christ's return. We figure he has already been gone so long that the likelihood of his return during our lifetime is pretty low. Yet, as our bridesmaid friend points out, the amount of unfinished business many of us face could take quite a long time to sort through and correct. We must also remember the point Jesus made in his story about the man who decided to build bigger barns to store his wealth for the future -- there may be no future (Luke 12:16-21). Death could bring us before Jesus at any moment -- will our hearts and minds be ready? Will evidence of our ...

This Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 drama, Left In The Dark, is based on Matthew 25:1-13 and relates to Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 of Cycle of the lectionary. This drama is excerpted from the book Women In The Wings . 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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