Conversations During the Sermon
Those who occupy the pulpit will always be sensitive to various kinds of reactions, expected and unexpected, and eager for the feedback that helps evaluate whether the words from the pulpit have achieved their intended goal.
Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (Pentecost 6: Series A)
We cannot control the resistance of people to God’s Word, but we can trust in God’s power and promise to work through His Word.
Epistle: Romans 8:12-17 (Pentecost 6: Series A)
Our passage from Romans steers us between these two dangerous misconceptions: The mythical monster Scylla of believing the body to be evil on the one shore, and the beast Charybdis of believing the body constitutes all there is on the other.
Old Testament: Isaiah 55:10-13 (Pentecost 6: Series A)
The message is clear and assuring—the Word of God does what it says it will do!
Virtue Signaling Justifies Nobody: Paul and Galatians 5:13-21
In the Church, the cry is, “He loves,” and it is that message which transforms our worldviews from taking to giving, from radical individualism to trans-demographic inclusivism, from selfishness to selflessness, from “tolerate my rights” to “loving rightly together.”