Sermons from July 2019
Who taught you to pray? What happens when we pray? Why is prayer important? Is there a right way to pray? Lots of questions can abound when thinking about prayer. It is intangible, mysterious and at times, feels futile. This Sunday, we will read Luke 11: 1-13 and see how Jesus instructs the disciples about praying. Luke 11: 1-13
Think about what distracts you from listening to the voice of God? We pick up in Luke 10: 38-42 after the parable of the Good Samaritan.
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. …… Luke 10: 25-37.
Jesus was viewed as a radical because his sole mission of living a life fully faithful to God often bucked up against what law, tradition, and cultural norms dictated. Jesus was not enticed nor bound by power, privilege, or prestige which made him a tremendous threat to the religious establishment. This Sunday, in Luke 10: 1-20, the “Sending of the 70,” we see him preparing his disciples to engage in this same mission and face opposition. …… Luke 10: 1-20.