April 27, 2014
John 20:19-31
1 Peter 1:3-9
Acts 2:14a, 22-32

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The qualities of kingship

Christ The King (Proper 29)


Janice B. Scott



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A week or two ago, there was a brief clip in the news about children of courage. A number of different children were featured. Some had spent their childhood tending sick or injured parents at home. Some had shown great courage in rescuing other children, mostly from drowning. Some had been seriously ill themselves but had tackled that illness with impressive bravery.

Those I remember best, were a couple of nine-year old boys who witnessed a mugging and then chased the mugger. With no thought for their own safety, these two lads tackled the mugger, who dropped the handbag he had stolen. The boys returned the handbag to its rightful owner, and the thief was arrested.

Part of me admires those two boys. But the other part is horrified! They were very small and the mugger was very big. They might have been killed or dreadfully injured, they might have been damaged beyond repair. Their action was brave but...

This sermon, The qualities of kingship, is based on Luke 23:33-43 and relates to Christ The King (Proper 29) of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on Luke 23:33-43 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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