The Ongoing Struggle

Keep those you have given Me true to Your Name, so that they be one like Us

John 17:11
John 17:1-11

Sermon Week/Year

Seventh Sunday of Easter,

Sermon Topic


A man who was severely depressed because he “wasn’t getting ahead,” told his wife that his life was without purpose. “What do you mean you have nothing to live for,” she replied. “The house isn’t paid for, the car isn’t paid for, the furniture isn’t paid for …”

It is often possible for persons to be more clear-eyed in disaster than in prosperity. Isn’t it remarkable that some of the noblest literature of the ancient Hebrews was produced during the Babylonian captivity? Isn’t it remarkable that Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” — often called the noblest speech ever made in America — came in the darkness of the Civil War?

There is something about dark times that can inspire our most profound thoughts on the really important questions about life. The Apostle Paul expressed his firm belief in this reality in his Letter to the Romans. “We can boast about looking forward to God’s glory,” he says,

But that is not all we can…

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