Sermon 24 July 2022 (Proper 12)

The road to success in Jesus is sacrifice by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  “God is on high. You exalt yourself, and He flees from you; you humble yourself, and He descends to you. … He recognizes what is lowly from close at hand in order that He may raise it up; what is high, that is, what is proud, He knows from afar in order that He may bring it down.” – Caesarius of Arles (470-543), Sermon 210.2. Our Colossians reading says we put off our old self “ruled by the flesh” … but have we really? Do we seek what is awesome – worship, signs, wonders – to feed our egos and excite our senses? Or do we give ourselves in worship and service so that He can make it awesome, so that He (not us) is lifted up … and He will draw all men and women to Himself?

Lectionary: Genesis 18:20-33; Psalm 138:1-8; Colossians 2:8-14; Luke 11:5-13

Referenced Scriptures: Matthew 6:33; Matthew 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12; Mark 16:17-20; Acts 4:23-31; Acts 14:3; John 12:32

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