April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

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Time's Up

First Sunday of Advent

from the book
TIME'S UP!
Sermons For Advent, Christmas And Epiphany


JOHN B. JAMISON



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Let's start this off with a story. You remember it ...

If it kept up like this he wasn't going to get anything done all morning. After the telephone calls, that paper-jam in the copier, and now this, he was beginning to feel that it was pointless to try.

She stepped into his office, "Sorry to interrupt you Reverend, I know you are busy, but I need to talk to you!" She went on to tell him about a problem a dear friend of hers was having, and how it would be really "nice" if the pastor could stop by for a visit sometime. Soon. He wanted to say that if people would just stop bothering him long enough to get his work done he would be glad to go out and visit, but he smiled instead and thanked her for stopping. She had gotten his attention. Four other members had stopped by in the last two days worried about the same...

This First Sunday of Advent sermon, Time's Up, is based on Matthew 24:36-44 and relates to First Sunday of Advent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book TIME'S UP! . 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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