April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

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Light In Darkness, Speech From Silence



from the book
Love's Pure Light
Christmas Candlelight Sermons and Service


Mark Wm. Radecke



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This season, the boundaries of darkness are pushed back. A light shines in the darkness and the darkness is powerless to extinguish it.

Darkness has always been a potent metaphor for those things in life that oppress and enthrall us, frighten and intimidate us, cause us worry and anxiety, and leech the joy from our lives.

We know darkness in our physical lives

* when illness is close at hand;
* when the nurse phones and says, "The results of your tests are back. The doctor would like you to come in and talk with her"; and
* when any of God's children lack the basic necessities of life -- food, shelter, and clothing.

We know darkness in our emotional lives

* when we are burdened with worry, confusion, fear, grief, or hopelessness;
* when productive stress becomes destructive distress; and
* when we live with violence or addiction or one unholy born of the other.

We know darkness in our social lives

* when relationships fail;
*...

This sermon, Light In Darkness, Speech From Silence, is based on Isaiah 9:2-7. This sermon relating to Isaiah 9:2-7 is excerpted from the book 'Love's Pure Light '. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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