Sermon 29 Sep 2019

It’s not enough to avoid doing evil by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  We ask for much in prayer, and God wants us to ask. We have seen Him answer prayers, but there are many prayers that remain unanswered.  Could it be that He is waiting for us to be faithful in what is least, to show that we will be faithful also in much?  The rich man in the Gospel parable didn’t do any evil, yet he spent eternity in Hades because he failed to do good.  Jesus warned, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees” (who displayed outward dedication but whose hearts were empty tombs) “and the Sadducees” (who compromised the faith to support their great wealth and preserve their status).  They thought performance of the rites was all God required, and with that finished they could do whatever they pleased.  Don’t make the same mistake.

Lectionary:  Amos 6:1-7; Psalm 146:1-10; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Luke 16:19-31

Referenced Scriptures:  Matthew 13:8; Luke 16:10-13; Revelation 3:14-22; Matthew 6:19-21, 24; Matthew 16:26-27; Matthew 16:6, 8

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