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Adopted Heirs – Confirmation Sermon on Romans 8:14-17 for Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday/Confirmation Sunday
June 9, 2019

One of our most basic needs as human beings is the need to belong. Small children cling to their parents. Teenagers want to belong to the right group of friends. As adults, we look for places where we know we will be accepted, places where people understand us, places we can call home. We all need to belong. The question is, where will we find that need satisfied? Continue reading

The Need to Belong – Sermon on Romans 8:12-17 (Trinity B)

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We all want to belong. When we are kids, we want to belong to the right group of friends. As we grow older, we look for places where “everybody knows your name,” places where we know we will be accepted, places we can call home. As Robert Frost put it, “home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”[1] The desire to belong is a deeply felt need, and when it isn’t met, the consequences can be devastating. Continue reading