A Matter Of Choice

...that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them

John 17:26
John 17:20-26

Sermon Week/Year

Seventh Sunday of Easter,

Sermon Topic


A few years ago, the City of Newark, New Jersey began selling water from its reservoir to neighboring Jersey City. Jersey City then sold the water to its residents for less money than Newark was charging its residents. This angered the Newark residents. “Why do we have to pay more than Jersey City residents do for water?” they demanded to know. the Newark City Council then met to discuss the situation. The first speaker was a deep-thinking Alderman who offered a possible explanation. “Maybe Jersey City is diluting the water,” he said. (Incidentally, that deep-thinking Alderman was not reelected.)

If you are looking to Jesus Christ for answers to those life-and-death questions that concern us all because we are human, then remember two things: 1) Be serious! 2) Be ready to pay the price! In other words, don’t try to dilute the Message, and don’t try to water down your response.

“If you want to take up your cross and daily and follow…

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