Sermon for August 28, 2016

Sermon for August 28, 2016, 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon Text: Luke 14:1, 7-14

14:12 He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 14:13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.”  (NRS)

Focus: Jesus invites everyone to the table.

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Sermon for August 21, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon text: Luke 13:10-17

13:14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” 13:15 But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 13:16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” (NRS)

Focus: Jesus breaks the rules to bring us salvation.

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Sermon for August 14, 2016

Sunday, August, 14, 2016, 13th Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon text: Hebrews 11:29–12:2

12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 12:2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Focus: Jesus guides us all the way through the race.

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