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Weekly Sermon Illustration: Just Beyond Our Grasp

August 05, 2013

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.

On August 11, 2013 we will celebrate the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from the book of Hebrews:

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

 

The following is an excerpt from the sermon "Follow Me" found in The Magnificent Defeat:

 

Faith is the word that describes the direction our feet start moving when we find that we are loved. Faith is stepping out into the unknown with nothing to guide us but a hand just beyond our grasp.

 

 


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