“Old. Better or worse?” How’s that for a context free question? And yet, I am certain that at least some people have a strong opinion on whether old is better or worse, context not at all required.
This Sunday’s sermons come primarily from the New Testament lesson, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13. In this passage Paul relates how the original Israelites had made bad choices that led to most of them not entering the Promised Land. What is interesting is that these people are the same ones who followed God, through Moses, out of Egypt. So are we supposed to follow the old ways as demonstrated by these people? They faithfully followed God and then they didn’t. They made good and bad choices. We tend to look back at the foundational figures of the faith and tell ourselves we should be more like them. We tend to look back at our younger selves and tell ourselves we should be more like we used to be. But should we?
Well, that depends doesn’t it. What I am trying to get us to do this week is look at what went before, what is old, and determine whether or not we should pay attention to it or not.
Knox Presbyterian Old ways aren’t always better ways
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Old ways aren’t always better ways