July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23
Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13

The Maiden Who Seeks Her Brothers

Passion Sunday

from the book
Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit
Series IV, Cycle A

Gregory L. Tolle

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Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You say so." But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he did not answer. Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?" But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed. (vv. 11--14)

The Grimm Brothers told the folktale of a king and a queen who had twelve sons. The king desperately wanted a daughter. His obsession was maddening. When the queen became pregnant, the king told her, "If this child is a girl, I will kill all our boys and let her inherit our kingdom and all our riches all by herself."

The queen was terrified at her husband's plans, but she was also terribly afraid of her husband. Eventually, the queen gave birth to a daughter. Fortunately, their...

This Passion Sunday story, The Maiden Who Seeks Her Brothers, is based on Matthew 27:11-54 and relates to Passion Sunday of Cycle A of the lectionary. This story is excerpted from the book Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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