Keep Your Mouth Closed

I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say

Luke 1:38
Luke 1:26-38

Sermon Week/Year

Fourth Sunday of Advent,

Sermon Topic


There once was a frog who talked two friendly geese into flying him down to Florida for the winter. The frog prepared for the trip by tying the ends of a long, stout cord to each of the geese. With his strong jaws he grabbed onto the cord at its middle and the trio took off. The journey was going well until someone on the ground looked up and observed the unusual flight formation. “Hey, that’s terrific,” the astonished spectator shouted. “Whose idea was that?” In his anxiety to take full credit for the performance, the proud frog opened his mouth to say “Mine!” … and the man on the ground had frog legs for breakfast.

From the very beginning, disastrous events have occurred because human beings open their mouths to feed their own egos. In fact, this particular human folly was man’s first and foremost, as we know from the “Adam and Eve” story. In the Garden of Eden, the snake called up…

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