Sermons from October 2016
Maybe we all need the kind of experience that Zacchaeus had, where Jesus shows up in our lives, invites himself into our homes and to our tables, and gives us some work to do in the world.
We buzz around in the hectic mess of today’s world judging what we have or don’t have from an outside, or surface, perspective. We have it backwards.
Paying attention to: mediation, wrestling with the text and setting it in context; sorting out what the text is calling us to do today; and always being willing to acknowledge the authority of the text, even when that is a struggle for us.
“We need you.” We need those outside to help us remember our story, and to encourage us to live it again.
We can bring our questions, we can bring our challenges, but then the other side of the bargain here is that we also need to be willing to listen to what Scripture has to say to us.