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

Alison and her mother always...

First Sunday of Advent

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Alison and her mother always seemed to be at odds, never quite getting along, not agreeing on much of anything. Every December, her mother would spend a day baking a variety of Christmas cookies. The family would enjoy some of the cookies while others were given to neighbors, coworkers, and friends from church.

Something prompted Alison to ask her mother if she could help with making the cookies. Her request caught her mother by surprise, but she readily agreed. It was just the two of them as they baked, decorated, and frosted cookies all afternoon. As they were hand rolling the cookies, mother and daughter began talking in a way they never had before. They talked without anyone interrupting them. Her mother told her stories of her own years growing up that Alison had never heard before, and Alison shared experiences with her friends at school.

That afternoon, Alison realized for the first time in...

This Sermon Illustration Alison and her mother always... is based on Isaiah 2:1-5 and relates to First Sunday of Advent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This Sermon Illustration on Isaiah 2:1-5 is just one of over 15,000 Sermon Illustrations 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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