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

Stress and hard work

Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33

Janice B. Scott

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I took the funeral of a 94 year old lady recently. She was a country person who had lived in this area for her entire life, and had been married to a farm labourer, so the two of them never had much money. During the course of the marriage (which lasted for 69 years - her husband died at the age of 93) they had ten children, all of whom are still living. But as well as bringing up ten children in a tiny farm cottage and on a farm labourer's wage, this lady took in huge amounts of washing and went fruit picking and potato picking and flax picking to make ends meet. And she would think nothing of walking six or seven miles with the pram and several children for an afternoon, walking back in time to get the tea. Needless to say, she did all her own washing and cleaning and cooking, and still found time to...

This sermon, Stress and hard work, is based on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 and relates to Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 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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