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

Illustrations for March 9...

Fifth Sunday in Lent

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Illustrations for March 9

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Here is preaching's central event. Preaching doesn't occur just when someone shouts, moralizes, or presents a three-point treatise. Preaching isn't an endless quoting of the Bible or a reasoned justification of the faith. Preaching is when someone in God's name speaks to our deadness, applies God's love, and brings God's promise, power, and purpose to our situation.

Through preaching, God's Spirit brings hope to people who can't imagine a way out. What looked like a dead-end becomes a thoroughfare. What appeared to be a cave turns out to be a tunnel through the mountain.

Through preaching, God's Spirit arrives at the doors of those who think life is over for them, like the Hebrews exiled to Babylon and like Jesus' disciples whose dead master was tossed in a tomb. Through preaching, God's Spirit brings resurrections, not just one long ago, but again and again in God's people. "I will...

This Sermon Illustration Illustrations for March 9... is based on Ezekiel 37:1-14 and relates to Fifth Sunday in Lent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This Sermon Illustration on Ezekiel 37:1-14 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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