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Following A God Who Flip Flops ...
Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3

from the book
Sermons On The First Readings
Series II, Cycle B

Schuyler Rhodes

Jonah 3:1-5, 10


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Following A God Who Flip Flops ...

I'd like to share an observation that I've made over the past couple of decades. Perhaps you haven't noticed this, but it seems to me that one of the standards of judgment that we hold for our political leaders is that they must be consistent. We want leaders, it appears to me, who never budge, who never change, and are resolutely the same no matter what happens. Does this ring true for you?

A few years back, during a terrible international situation in Africa, the sitting president of the time set a policy of non-involvement in this crisis. There were some folks who felt that humanitarian aid and other engagement might help stop the slaughter, so they lobbied the White House with all kinds of information. The president reviewed the information, and saw that maybe our nation could make a difference. He changed his mind and got our relief agencies and diplomats involved. This man's ...

This Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 sermon, Following A God Who Flip Flops ..., is based on Jonah 3:1-5, 10 and relates to Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The First Readings . 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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