The Gospel and Thorny Issues: Paul on Christian Freedom in 1 Corinthians 10
We may never even get the opportunity to eat meat offered to idols, but a lot of things hinge on this test case: Is it permissible to eat the meat offered to idols or not?
Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28 (Pentecost 11: Series A)
This week’s miracle invites you to engage in an honest consideration of something pressing for every believer at some time in their lives: God’s silence.
Epistle: Romans 11:1-2a, 13-15, 28-32 (Pentecost 11: Series A)
God’s newly reconstituted Israel occurs in and around Jesus to include both Jew and Gentile, not by ethnic association but by faith and water (baptism) and blood (atonement and Eucharist).
Old Testament: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 (Pentecost 11: Series A)
The scandal of this text for the Jewish people is the inclusion of all nations and peoples into the Holy House of the LORD.
Why Is Preaching Better in a Crisis?
God’s goal in all this is that His call to repentance impacts our lives by turning us to find peace and joy in Christ.