Date: March 27, 2011
Liturgical Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent
RCL Scripture: Psalm 95; Exodus 17:1-7; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42
Sermon Title: No one wants to be thirsty
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/110327_-_Knox.mp3|titles=No one wants to be thirsty]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/110327_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=No one wants to be thirsty]
It just might be a good idea to grab a glass of water before you listen to either of these sermons.
This week I wanted to see what the Bible might be intimating about us with the whole notion of thirst. The two texts that form the bulk of the message are the Exodus reading, the Israelites needing water, and Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman.
I, like many folks, am probably my own most critical critic and this week is no exception. I think I got us to where the texts needed us to end up but if there was an opportunity to conflate or mash up the two sermons into one we’d all have a better idea . . . but that could just be optimism.
Nevertheless, grab a drink, have a listen and let me know what you think.