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

Living Water in the Desert

Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26

Janice B. Scott

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We've had a variety of filter jugs over the years. They are all based on the same principle, a chemical centre which removes any impurities from the tap water passing through it. Some have been electrical, removing any effort whatsoever, and some have been manual, requiring just a little more effort to fill the jug. They have all produced delicious water which makes very good tea.

But even without filter jugs, we in Britain can drink water straight from the tap without thinking twice about it. When we are thirsty we have a huge and quite bewildering variety of liquids to quench our thirst, from fruit juices to fruit squashes to fizzy drinks to hot drinks to plain water. Whenever we wish we can brew tea or coffee, open a bottle of lemonade or a carton of juice, or go to the tap, so that we never know real thirst. Even when we go abroad to hot countries where water may...

This sermon, Living Water in the Desert, is based on Exodus 17:1-7 and relates to Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on Exodus 17:1-7 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, 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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