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

Moving In

Sixth Sunday of Easter

from the book
Sermons On The Gospel Readings
For Sundays In Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany

Frank G. Honeycutt

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Philip Yancey, the best-selling author, once holed up in a mountain cabin for two weeks during a Colorado winter. His intent was to bring a stack of books and do some work on several writing projects. What happened instead is that he opened only one book: the Bible. He began at Genesis and read straight through as the snow fell, six feet of fresh powder in all. By the time he reached the book of Revelation, Yancey had to call someone to clear the driveway. "The combination of snow-muffled stillness, isolation from all people, and singular concentration changed forever the way I read the Bible."

What struck Yancey the most was that our common perceptions of God simply do not square with the way the Bible actually portrays God. For example, we tend to perceive God as all-powerful but also rather aloof -- mighty and eternal, but also rather emotionless. Yancey instead discovered a God who was "not a misty vapor...

This Sixth Sunday of Easter sermon, Moving In, is based on John 14:23-29 and relates to Sixth Sunday of Easter of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The Gospel Readings . 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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