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God Never Gives Up On Us
Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10

from the book
Sermons on the First Readings
Series III, Cycle B

William J. Carl, III

1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20 (11:14-15)


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Have you noticed that no matter how much of a mess we make of our lives, God never gives up on us? We try to do the right thing, but fail over and over again. Paul talks openly about the fact that he knows the right thing to do, but just keeps doing the wrong thing. He can't seem to help himself. I guess it all started with the first Adam who got to work early one morning and parked on the line between two parking places so that everyone who came after him has parked on the line ever since. What a mess we humans keep making of things. Theologians call it sin and it touches us all.

It's not just you with the stumbles and missteps you've made along the way. It's all of us. We keep making mistakes. Some were on purpose and some just happened. You know the difference. Insurance adjusters with a touch of grace ...

This Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 sermon, God Never Gives Up On Us, is based on 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20 (11:14-15) and relates to Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 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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