June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21

I am a new creation?

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Janice B. Scott

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I've always loved stories. It started when I was very young, when we had radio but no television at home, and my mother often used to read to my brother and I. As soon as I could read by myself, I devoured every book I could find, and that love of reading has remained with me ever since.

At that time I particularly loved fairy stories, but it's only much more recently that I've become aware of the depth of meaning within these well-loved and traditional tales. Cinderella, for instance, is all about difficulties in relationships, especially when two families with children join together and try to become as one. As Cinderella discovered to her cost, one child is often left out and actively discriminated against, sometimes in a pretty vicious way. The role of a step-parent isn't easy, and can be open to abuse which may be hidden even from the perpetrator. So Cinderella is a timely story for...

This sermon, I am a new creation?, is based on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 and relates to Fourth Sunday in Lent of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). 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. ...

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