November 29, 2015
Luke 21:25-36
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Jeremiah 33:14-16

Knowing our limits

Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost

Schuyler Rhodes

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During the years when Jesus was passing his childhood in Palestine, the Latin poet, Ovid, was writing a collection of poems titled Metamorphoses. Included in this retelling of classical myths of the ancient Greeks is the familiar story of Daedalus and his son Icarus (Book VIII, lines 182-239). Daedalus had been exiled to the island of Crete, where his marvelous inventions had so ingratiated him to King Minos that the king refused to let him leave. Convinced that Minos would block any exit by land or sea, Daedalus decided that the only way of escape was through the air. He ingeniously crafted wings from feathers, thread, and wax for himself and his son.

As he instructed his son how to fly with these wings, he warned him, "You must follow a course midway between earth and heaven, in case the sun should scorch your feathers, if you go too high, or the water make them heavy if you are too low."...

This sermon commentary, Knowing our limits, is based on John 16:12-15 and relates to Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost of Cycle C of the lectionary. This Sermon Commentary on John 16:12-15 is just one of over 1,000 Sermon Commentaries at 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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