Sermon 19 Aug 2018

Are you lying by the pool? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary: Wisdom has set her table and sent out servants with invitations: leave your own opinions and your own understanding and come.  Jesus made the same invitation.  He took the initiative, but now you must make the next move.

  • If you lift a finger toward the Lord He will rush to your aid. Remember the parable of the prodigal son?
  • If you sit and wait for the Lord to lift your finger, you may find yourself waiting for a long, long time. Remember the infirm man by the pool of Bethesda?
  • “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works [i.e., action], is dead.”

Lectionary: Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58

Referenced Scriptures: Isaiah 55:1-3; Psalm 23:5; Luke 14:18-21; Matthew 11:28-30; Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18; Luke 15:20; John 5:5-6; James 2:17

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