“Thank You”: Our Duty and Our Joy (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning, October 13, 2019. The gospel text was Luke 17:11-19. Those ungrateful lepers. Jesus healed ten of them, and only one turned back to say “thank you.” It’s easy to look at this story, and focus on those nine ingrates. Even Jesus seems to … Continue reading “Thank You”: Our Duty and Our Joy (Sermon)

God’s Alternative to Comparisons

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Matthew 20:1-16.  Three brief stories. Story One. One December many years ago, a church youth group learned about a family in their community that was in very bad financial straits. There were some young children in this family, and … Continue reading God’s Alternative to Comparisons