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The Names By Which He Is Known
Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22

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

David Kalas

Exodus 3:1-15


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When I was about six years old, I made friends with a boy named Danny. At the lake community where our family spent our summer vacation, the house where Danny's family stayed was right across the street from the house where we stayed. Because we were not year-round neighbors, the families did not know each other at all, but Danny and I eventually met and began to play together.

One day, when we were playing catch together, the ball got away from us and rolled over near where my sister happened to be sitting. Not knowing my sister's name, Danny called out to her, "Hey, David's sister, could you please toss us that ball?"

My sister, who was seven years older, was amused by the appellation, and so it stuck. From that time on, among the kids in the two families, she was known as "David's sister."

And the pattern grew. Next there was "Danny's brother." Then "Danny's other brother." And ...

This Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 sermon, The Names By Which He Is Known, is based on Exodus 3:1-15 and relates to Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 of Cycle A 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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