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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Tree

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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.

Next Sunday we will celebrate the the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany.  Here is this week's reading from the book of Jeremiah:

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Vocation

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

IT COMES FROM the Latin vocare, to call, and means the work a person is called to by God.

There are all different kinds of voices calling you to all different kinds of work, and the problem is to find out which is the voice of God rather than of Society, say, or the Super-ego, or Self-interest.

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January 24, 2019

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Agape

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

January 15, 2019

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Body of Christ

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

January 10, 2019

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Wedding at Cana

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

In our blog post each Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic.
The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

January 03, 2019

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Wise Man

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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.
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December 27, 2018

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Fullness of Time

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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.
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December 20, 2018

Weekly Sermon Illustration: Compassion

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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.
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December 20, 2018

Weekly Sermon Illustration: The Innkeeper

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

The following Christmas monologue comes from “The Birth”, one of Frederick Buechner’s sermons at the Philip Exeter School and published in Secrets in the Dark.
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December 06, 2018

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Sacrifice

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

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.