Remember the classic TV show "Mission: Impossible"? The team always took the impossible mission and somehow made it possible.
Today's mission: SERMON COMPLETION
If we choose to accept this mission, here are the lectionary texts of the week:
We are given the (so called) "Great Commission" by Jesus in Matthew 28:16-20 and there is so much about Jesus' expectation that seems impossible, or at least implausible. Even that first word "Go ..." seems uber-challenging at times.
So, what did God have in mind (Genesis 1:1-2:4a) when dream became urge became labor became creation? What was possible for God to set in motion has become impossible for humans to sustain. Or has it?
Psalm 8 affirms that human beings were created to be a little lower than God? How low will we go? Is it possible to find the place where we belong?
Paul's final word to the energetic and contentions Corinthian church (2 Corinthians 13:11-13) was to "put things in order." Is it indeed possible for the word of a preacher to inspire change?
Which of these texts hold possibilities for your sermon? And ... Trinity Sunday or Great Commission? Or something else entirely?
Welcome to the 11th Hour Preacher Party where it is totally possible for your sermon-to-be to become sermon-ready-to-go! Ask for help, work out whatever loose threads are hanging and share ideas for themes, illustrations, children's time, and anything else you have to offer of a liturgical or non-liturgical nature. Lurkers and non-preaching cheerleaders are urged to join in!
May snacks and humor abound!
"Good luck, friends!"