The Missing Piece
The Nativity of our Lord
from the book
Sermons on the Second Readings
Series III, Cycle B
He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own.
-- Titus 2:14
During this Christmas season, we usually get together with some other families and spend a couple of days together. Someone always brings out a jigsaw puzzle. We set up the card table and scatter the pieces. It's not like we spend all day huddled around the puzzle. We walk by, we eat, we grab a piece, connect it, eat, and finally, after much fanfare, celebration, and food, the puzzle is completed when that last piece is slipped into place. Then we eat. What a life!
Except those times when you come down to the very end and there's one piece missing. Isn't that awful? You never give yourself a high five for the 999 pieces already in place. No, it's that one last piece of the puzzle that has you so vexed.
Sometimes I look at ...
This The Nativity of our Lord sermon, The Missing Piece, is based on Titus 2:11-14 and relates to The Nativity of our Lord 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. ...