Date: November 14, 2010
Liturgical Sunday: Pentecost 26 / Proper 29/34
RCL Scripture: Isaiah 12; Isaiah 65:17-25; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19
Sermon Title: Do we have a duty to work?
Do we have a duty to work? – Knox Presbyterian[audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/101114_-_Knox.mp3|titles=101114_-_Knox]
Do we have a duty to work? – St. Mark’s Presbyterian[audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/101114_-_St-Marks.mp3|titles=101114_-_St Marks]
“Work” is sometimes considered a four letter word by many people, in every sense of the word, so what’s up with work anyway? Today’s sermon is trying to come to some terms with work and duty and how that all might fit together in the context of faith.
This is one of the sermons, and NO they do not ALL fall into this category, that I think is worth listening to. Work gets such a bad rap that I would like to go on record, as I do in at least one of these sermons, that heaven will be characterized by work. But not the dreary, soul-destroying work that so many of us think is the only sort of work possible. When I think of the best days I have ever had, many of them involve accomplishing things, good things, doing work . . . frequently not getting paid for it but still working.