Plea For Discipline
Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6
from the book
Sermons on the Second Readings
Series II, Cycle B
Donald Charles Lacy
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
In a way, Christians are all in the Olympics! We are running the race that determines our eternal abode. We run to win and the prize is the most valuable we will ever seek. No money or property will purchase it. Only self-control under the banner of Christ grants a chance for winning.
The apostle is very clear and speaks to all who would enter the race that leads to everlasting life with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is an old/new teaching to whom all Christians for twenty centuries can relate. It is couched in terms both familiar and relevant.
For you and me, now early in the twenty-first century, it keeps us in touch with sublime revelation that remains at once practical and dependent on faith. As one ponders the brevity of one's life, the truth shines in all its splendor. This brief period of living on planet earth is but a dressing room for the main event.
This Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 sermon, Plea For Discipline, is based on 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 and relates to Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons on the Second 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. ...