April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43

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The secret of a perfect Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day

Wayne Brouwer

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Mehmed II was the great Ottoman conqueror who captured Constantinople in 1453. Because of his uncertain parentage, unhappy childhood, and turbulent adolescence while his royal status was challenged, Mehmed became known for his great secretiveness. Once when asked what he was planning to do, he replied, "If a hair of my beard knew, I would pluck it out."

Most of us live lives more open than that, but we have all felt the pull of secrets. Secrets can be a source of power when knowledge is shared by only a few. Secrets can form a bond between friends who know intimate details that others are not privy to. Secrets are sometimes necessary in international negotiations in order to ensure that outcomes will not be sabotaged by information received and acted upon too quickly by others.

In fact, Jesus seemed somewhat secretive at times. On a number of occasions, particularly as recorded in the gospel of Mark,...

This sermon commentary, The secret of a perfect Thanksgiving, is based on John 6:25-35 and relates to Thanksgiving Day of Cycle C of the lectionary. This Sermon Commentary on John 6:25-35 is just one of over 1,000 Sermon Commentaries at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and 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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