Audio Sermon for August 23, 2020 – “A Most Important Question”

Money, Money, Money

I can hear the music used for the theme song to the once hugely popular TV show “The Apprentice,” can’t you?  The part where the singers sing gleefully, “Money, money, mooooooneeey!” I can see the stereotypical old miser too, hunched over his desk, almost drooling over his little stacks of gold coins. I can see… Continue reading Money, Money, Money

The Great Gulf

If you ask me, it is one of the most disturbing stories Jesus ever told.  (You find it in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 16:19-31.) It tells of a rich man who, during his earthly life, was greedy and unhelpful to a poor man named Lazarus who simply wanted a few crumbs from the rich… Continue reading The Great Gulf

That Which Defiles – Mark 7:1-13

7 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus 2 and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. 4 When… Continue reading That Which Defiles – Mark 7:1-13