June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17


Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4

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Sermons for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany


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To meet the Living God is the ultimate of all human experience. After this encounter all life is different. It is then that we are born into our full existence. This encounter brings with it a call to some kind of service. We are not truly alive until we discover our mission in life. What was I really born for? Where do my talents really meet the needs of humanity in my moment of time? Jeremiah was probably sixteen to eighteen years of age when it happened to him. It happened about six hundred years before Christ, in a period of historic turmoil for his people, the Children of Israel.

An encounter with God always comes as a surprise. I just don't believe this can happen to me - but God wants it to happen to everyone. If we are open to it, it will come. Here it comes to a young man, Jeremiah. An exchange takes place. This is beyond...

This Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 sermon, Encounter, is based on Jeremiah 1:4-10 and relates to Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book GOD'S TWO HANDS . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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