Questions of the Soul

Biblical Text: Mark 10:17-22

You become what you love. We either love God, and with loving God love the truth and love our neighbor; or we have something else we love. And whatever else that something is, it isn’t enough, not to be the primary love that forms our souls. The biblical text is Jesus’ encounter with what is typically called the rich young ruler. The man – the individual soul – knows something is wrong. He is actually quite sharp, sharper than we tend to be these days. This sermon meditates upon this encounter of love, and what questions our souls should be asking? Into what are we forming our eternal life?

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Isaiah 28:14-29 and 1 John 5:1-21

Isaiah 28:14-29
1 John 5:1-21
Different tools for different peoples
Spirit, water & blood/Word, Baptism & Lord’s Supper

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Deuteronomy 13:1-18 and Matthew 13:1-23

Deuteronomy 13:1-18
Matthew 13:1-23
False Prophets & the Danger of Idolatry
Kill the Buddha/Kill Paul
God’s sustaining mercy

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Deuteronomy 12:12-32 and Matthew 12:12-37

Deuteronomy 12:12-32
Matthew 12:12-37
The specificity of worship
What full blown idolatry looks like (modern context)
The resurrection and the sign and the burden that places on us who have seen

Daily Lectionary Podcast – 1 Kings 18:20-19:21

1 Kings 18:20-19:21
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
Self-Pity, How God solves problems, God in the small things