Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)
Faith in the Impossible
Hope, Assurance Amid Suffering
God's Power Received is Power to Give
Prayer for Empowerment
Set our hearts on fire with love for you and compassion for a hurting world, O
that in its flame we may love you with all our heart, with all
our mind, with all our soul and with all our strength;
that we may love our neighbors as ourselves;
that in receiving your precious gifts we may be empowered to give
of ourselves to our brothers and sisters in need;
that we may do your will on earth as it is done in heaven, so
that you may be glorified now and forever, the Giver of all good gifts. Amen.
Father's Day Sermons:
Father's Day Children's Sermon:
Father's Day--Being a Blessing
a sermon based Genesis 18:1-15
by Rev. Randy L. Quinn
Last week I said the
primary Biblical metaphor of faith is the journey. If that is true,
and I believe it is, then the primary Biblical metaphor of service is
the host. Our text today is about the host.
stayed in lots of motels over the years. And Iíve eaten at lots of
restaurants. And Iíve shopped in lots of stores. Iím sure you have,
over the years, Iíve learned that some are better at welcoming
customers than others. Some welcome us in a way that makes us feel
special, some welcome us in a way that makes us feel like an intruder.
stayed at a motel not too long ago where we were welcomed at the door
of our car. Once we began the registration process, we were no longer
Ďsirí and Ďmaíamí, we were called by our names. Rather than giving us a key and sending us to our room, we were
escorted to the room where our Ďhostí walked in first to make sure
everything was in order. He also refused to let me carry our
luggage. He insisted that he carry at least some of the bags.
when we checked out, I saw that the spelling of our name on the bill
had been corrected. This
was a place that knew how to welcome a guest. They practiced true
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