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

The Day of the Lord

Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33

Janice B. Scott

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It's well known that delicious and delightful aromas invoke good memories for most people, so smells are now being added to stores in order to increase their sales. When we walk through stores and sniff freshly ground coffee or new baked bread or rich milk chocolate, apparently our spending increases. We don't necessarily spend more on coffee or bread or chocolate, but we may spend more on just about everything if our subconscious is enjoying an aroma we like and thus reducing our stress and increasing our relaxation.

One of the main disadvantages of Aga cookers is that they're so well constructed that no aroma of baking escapes. Thus it's impossible to time your baking by a sense of whether or not your cake smells as though it's cooked. There is no smell, so quite a large part of the joy of baking disappears and you don't get that wonderful feeling of "home" when you walk through the door and...

This sermon, The Day of the Lord, is based on Malachi 4:1-2 and relates to Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on Malachi 4:1-2 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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