Jesus does his work on whatever day it needs to be done, and on who it needs to be done to. Let us not be guided by legalism. God's work is God's work.
This sermon is quite a bit different from how it was written, therefore, please listen to the sermon rather than read it. The sermon notes which are included for convenience.
Sermon delivered at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Berkeley.
August 21 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost
"Kindling". Text is from Luke 13:10-17
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen.Good morning to you my sisters and brothers, saints and sinners, disciples of Christ and children of God.
Good morning to you my sisters and brothers, saints and sinners, disciples of Christ and children of God.
I love to start my Sunday off right with a story of Jesus miracle making.
Here we have a woman, who was broken, bent over, for a full long eighteen years, who just happened to come into the synagogue while Jesus was there. Jesus, who was called to this woman, bade her to come to him. He spoke some words, telling her she was healed and he touched her. Immediately upon being touched, she stood up and raised her hands in the only way she could have possibly done at that moment. Freed from this bondage of illness, a life she'd become accustomed to and undoubtedly accepted as was her lot in life, never able to do more than look ahead of herself, she was now filled with such gratitude that she could do nothing except raise her hands to heaven and give all glory to the good God above.