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Captive Free!
Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14

from the book
Sermons On The Second Readings
Series II, Cycle A

Steven E. Albertin

Romans 7:15-25a


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Have you ever felt "trapped between a rock and a hard place"? Have you ever experienced what we sometimes call "double jeopardy," where regardless of what you choose to do, you are "damned if you do and damned if you don't"? Perhaps you have seen a classic example of "double jeopardy." Someone is trapped high up in a burning building. They can't go back into the building because of the fire. But they can't jump either, because it will be to their certain death. Have you ever been on a frozen pond in the middle of winter when the ice begins to slowly crack under your feet? You can't stay put with the ice slowly caving in under your feet, but if you start to move, the pressure from your steps pressing on the ice will only make the ice crack more quickly. There is no good choice. You are in "double jeopardy." You are "trapped between a rock and ...

This Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 sermon, Captive Free!, is based on Romans 7:15-25a and relates to Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 of Cycle A 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. ...

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