Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Kingdom of God is like a Banquet

August 28, 2016, The Rev. Todd Foster preaching

Today’s Gospel tells of when Jesus attended a dinner party hosted by a leader of the Pharisees. The guests are all concerned with status, with hierarchy. Where you sat at the table signified something about you, about your importance. It still does, doesn’t it? Formal dinners aren’t perhaps as common today as they were in first-century Palestine or in the era of Downton Abbey, but everywhere you look, there are other signifiers of worth we think about and obsess over: things like clothes, cars, neighborhoods, professions. Often our satisfaction with a paycheck depends not on whether it suffices for our needs for food, shelter, and clothing, but on how my check compares to your check.
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Let the Lie Die

August 21, 2016, The Rev. Doyt L. Conn, Jr. preaching

This is the nature of lies put upon us. We come to own them and let them grow in our souls. They become like the air we breathe. They are like a frog in the pot of boiling water. They become our truths, and they bind us, and we don’t even know it. They start with Satan, the Father of Lies, but then they grow as we own them and nurture them and in some cases we come to believe they are the best thing about us. Read more

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