Sermon 05 September 2021 (Proper 18)

Ephphatha: Be opened! by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Christ will come to save you, and He will come with divine retribution on that which holds you captive. What is holding you captive? What keeps you from hearing the Truth? If you hear only what you want to hear, then you will teach only what you want to hear … and that is a perversion of the Gospel. If you wish to bear fruit for God, then know that greater fruitfulness comes from deeper roots. Jesus must open your ears and your heart to hear the Truth, receive the Truth, and be changed by the Truth. In the Name of Jesus Christ, “Ephphatha!

Lectionary:  Isaiah 35:4-7; Psalm 146:1-10; James 2:8-13; Mark 7:24-37

Referenced Scriptures: James 3:2; Matthew 15:21-28; Luke 9:23-25; Matthew 7:5; Leviticus 23:23-24; John 6:44; Luke 13:6-9

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!BPYHlhfoSlmRrAHIoEIsVE9dYVK6?e=gJIUrD2-MEyt7nrkBYAiFw&at=9

Notes – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/b/s!BPYHlhfoSlmRrAAujDN9c6_Hgc3C?e=1v_MeBp7NEmR1IMX0SVvhQ&at=9