The Man In the Ditch

a sermon for the 8th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10)

The lawyer asked Jesus, “who is my neighbor?”  Jesus replied with a story about a priest, a Levite, and a Samaritan man that teaches us all kinds of important lessons about how we should treat those who are in need or trouble.

But the question remains:  Who, exactly, was the man in the road, the one that Jesus says is our neighbor?

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Eat What’s Set Before You

a sermon for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9)

Jesus appointed seventy missionaries to go out into the countryside to do three things: eat whatever they were served, heal the people, and proclaim that the kingdom of God was near. But there was one other thing that he wanted them to do.

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