It felt very strange today. I only missed one week, last week due to the ongoing generosity and kindness of these two wonderful congregations, but it felt like a month or maybe a year.
We took a look at a portion of the book of Hebrews. I really like the book of Hebrews but it poses some unique challenges to those of us in this century who do not have a Jewish background. The (anonymous) author of Hebrews is writing to Jewish Christians and as such, presupposes a lot of shared knowledge and experience. This week I try to open up the image of Jesus as High Priest a bit for all of us.
Knox Presbyterian Even mightier than the pen!
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Even mightier than the pen!
On another note, what with this missing week being so problematic I even managed to leave my usual recording device at home so the two sermons this week were recorded on my phone, if the they are better or worse, please let me know.
I hope you enjoy both the orientation to the High Priest and Jesus’ High Priestly role as well as the implications that holds for us.
- Date: October 14, 2012
- Liturgical Sunday: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
- RCL Scripture: Psalm 22:1-15; Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31
- Sermon title: Even mightier than the pen!
PS As always, if you would prefer to download the sermon(s) directly, click here.
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