Sermon 22 August 2021 (Proper 16)

Will you embrace Him or turn away? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Joshua spoke to the Israelites after they had entered the Promised Land: “choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living”. Choose the gods of your past, choose the gods of your culture, or choose the one true Lord. Jesus spoke an equally challenging word to His followers: “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in them.” The Israelites eventually chose the gods of the culture, and many of Jesus’ disciples chose to walk away from Him. Which will you choose?

Lectionary:  Joshua 24:1-2, 14-15; Psalm 84:1-12; Ephesians 6:10-13; John 6:56-69

Referenced Scriptures: Joshua 23:1-13; Matthew 6:33

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