Uncovering Our Ears
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 7:55-60 — 1 Peter 2:2-10
John 14:1-14 — Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
For May 18, 2014 from The Immediate Word (a component of SermonSuite.com).
This week’s Acts passage tells of the stoning of Stephen. It’s striking that such a gruesome scene is narrated in the matter-of-fact tone of a wire service story. Nevertheless, the essence of the event comes through loud and clear. The crowd obviously doesn’t want to hear what Stephen has to say, and they viciously turn on him: “[T]hey covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him.”
In this installment of The Immediate Word, team member Chris Keating explores how the American public’s apparent disinterest in facing the truth concerning global climate change (and the aggressive reaction against it on the part of some influential leaders) is somewhat reminiscent of the reaction to Stephen’s inconvenient truth-telling. Despite overwhelming scientific consensus, a large ...
This sermon resource, Uncovering Our Ears, is based on Acts 7:55-60 and relates to Fifth Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon resource on John 14:1-14 also includes sermon illustrations, worship material, and a children's sermon. SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...