a sermon for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Food and song bring people together. For Jesus, food was an extremely important part of ministry. And the early church sang when it gathered. That’s why music is such an important part of worship; it brings the congregation together. It doesn’t matter if you are an opera singer, or if you can’t carry a tune in a bucket. What matters is that we are joined together in the Spirit, preparing to worship. And it is through our worship that we join as one body – one Spirit in Christ – to make our sacrifice to God.