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May 24, 2015
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Romans 8:22-27
Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

"Friend, Why Are You Here?"



from the book
Come As You Are
Sermons On The Lord's Supper


Alex Gondola, Jr.



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In the sixth century A.D., Saint Columba sailed from Ireland to the Isle of Iona on the West Coast of Scotland. Since that day, Iona has been considered a holy place by many in the Christian Church. Perhaps some of you have visited the island. For one thing, Iona is the burial ground for over sixty Norwegian, Irish, and Scottish kings, including Duncan and Macbeth; as well as for many martyrs from the early Celtic Christians.

But the focal point of Iona is the magnificent Abbey Church, the foundation of which is over 1,400 years old. This gem of early Christian architecture has been lovingly rebuilt, stone by stone, largely by the volunteer labor of Christians on retreat. Once the exterior was restored, the interior was refurbished, and a new pulpit, lectern, and altar were installed. Now the ancient Abbey Church is used for worship once again.

In the refurbishment project, it came time to prepare the bread plates to be used...

This sermon, "Friend, Why Are You Here?", is based on Isaiah 53:1-6. This sermon relating to Isaiah 53:1-6 is excerpted from the book 'Come As You Are '. 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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