This is a text that, in the past, I've made fun of Baptist "turn or burn" preachers with. I've grown a bit; This time I'm hoping we'll look at it from a little different angle.
Abram/Abraham had to wait a while for God to fulfill his promise, but God still did. 25 years is a long time to wait for a kid when you're 75 and your wife is 65, but wait they did, and laughed a bit, but mostly waited.
So, Wednesday was all about sin; today is all about the temptation to sin. Have at ye!
Talking about sin, in large part because we don't really know what it is even though it's kind of the big deal of Lent.
There's a passage in the middle of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians that is never read in context. Instead it's read at just about every wedding, in large part because it's pretty and talks about love. But really, it has absolutely nothing to do with weddings, because no one actually reads the Bible anymore, they just skim the bits they like (or don't like).
Words. Actually kind of meh about this one, but oh well. These things happen.
Every so often, an idea pops into my head that is so random, so inexplicable, so unexpected, that I have to write a sermon about it. Here goes:
So, I have intentionally avoided this issue, but at request of the other Satyr (Mr. Satyrbuddy) I was linkied to a tumblr discussion, namely this. Here's my response; it's line-by-line, so strap the helmets on.
Sometimes the oldies are the besties. Taking a trip in the way-back machine for this one.