An **A**-For-Effort

**... He could tell what a man had in him** (John 2:25).

John 2:25
Exodus 20:1-17 Psalms 19:8-11; I Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic

Will of God,

Once upon a time, the pastor of a rural parish spotted a small boy he didn’t recognize playing alone in the field behind the Church. “Do you live nearby?” the pastor asked. “Down the street,” said the boy. “They sent me here to live with my uncle” …

“Where is your father?”
“He was hanged last week.”
“Where is your mother?”
“She ran away.”
“Do you have a sister?”
“She’s in jail.”
“Is there anyone else?”
“Yup, my brother.”
“Where is he?”
“He’s at Harvard University.”
“Well, at least one member of your family is doing well.
What is he studying?”
“Nuthin’. They’re studyin’ him.”

In today’s Gospel Lesson, the Apostle John reminds us that as Jesus’ followers, we are, in a sense, subject to His constant scrutiny. From moment-to-moment, from day-to-day, Jesus is always studying us.

University behavorial scientists study and evaluate human subjects by gathering all sorts of evidence and…

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