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Jim Somerville is Pastor of Richmond's First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday.

Will Willimon just couldn't stop preaching.

We had him in our makeshift recording studio in Atlanta (an empty Sunday school classroom at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church) during the recent Festival of Homiletics.  He had already preached a terrific sermon on the healing of the Centurion's servant from Luke 7:1-10.  We thought he might need a little break, but no, he was good to go.

I think this sermon might be even better than that one.

It's on that odd little account of Jesus raising the Widow of Nain's son, a resurrection story that comes (as Will points out), much closer to the beginning of the Gospel than the end.  Will talks about "walking with Jesus" into an insignificant village like this one, ministering to people whose names are never recorded, and then moving on. 

But he also says that this is how it is for us when we walk with Jesus on the journey of life: we encounter death, but death is never the end when we are walking with the risen Lord.  As the psalmist might say, even when we walk through "the valley of the shadow" we don't have to be afraid.

The Lord is with us.

Will's sermon is based on this week's Gospel lesson from Luke 7:11-17.  It is available on YouTube (click the image below), on our website, and in high-definition download on our Vimeo site.
A Sermon for June 5, 2016: The Third Sunday after Pentecost
Will Willimon preaches a sermon for the Third
Sunday after Pentecost called, "Walking with Jesus"

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Jim Somerville, Co-Founder
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