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Be Different
Cycle A Sermons for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Based on the Gospel Texts
John B. Jamison

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ISBN: 0788029878
Size: 5.5x8.5
Pages: 132
My goal is to continue to try and better understand just what my faith is calling me to do and be. I know my faith is calling me to do and be. I know my faith calls me to be different, but how? Different from what? The messages in this book are some of my attempts to understand that call to difference. My hope is that these story-sermons might give you something to work with, to adapt and present as you continue to tell the most important story. (from the introduction)

The 14 sermons in Be Different are based on Gospel texts with concentrations from Matthew. Sermons follow the Revised Common, Lutheran, and Catholic lectionaries.

Sermon titles include:
• Christmas is Out of Control
• Ponder This!
• Other People’s Mail
• What About Me?

These homilies as well as the others in this collection are suitable for assistance in sermon preparation, personal and group study and reflection as well for use as personal devotions.

John B. Jamison is pastor of First United Methodist Church, Carthage, Illinois. He holds a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He also received his master’s degree from Quincy University. John is a member of the Chicago Writer's Association, The St. Louis Writer's Guild and the Lincoln and Beekeepers Association, just to name a few. He has appeared several times on the nationwide United Methodist television program "Catch the Spirit." When he is not writing or beekeeping, he enjoys painting gardening, and playing the guitar. He and his wife Patricia are the parents of one adult child, Tricia.