That these words were written down, canonized, handed down and subsequently interpreted buy various communities for myriads of reasons leaves us back where things began, trying to speak a word of gospel to a particular community. These shocking words shock us. I am indebted to Pastor Michael Rodgers for preaching a sermon long ago that stuck with me for decades. I put it there so that these word’s of God might guide me in my decision making. a sermon Luke 14:25-33 and Deuteronomy 30:15-20 for Pentecost 16C, Progressive Christian sermon Luke 14:25-33, Progressive Christian sermon Pentecost 16C. After all, didn’t you tell me in the fourth commandment that I should honor my father and my mother? How many of us got caught up trying to justify our existence by trying to live up to impossible expectations? I told him in no uncertain terms that I hated this bike and I demanded to know why he couldn’t have bought me a bike just like the ones all the other kids had. 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. Jesus tells us that unless we hate our family, give away all our possessions and hate our own lives we cannot follow him. He want us to see that we are bankrupt and totally unable to build or even lay a foundation. The righteous run to it and are safe.”  What is the name of the Lord? Looking for a video from Sunday Mass, Weekday Mass or other service? Messiah Episcopal Church 1631 Ford Parkway Saint Paul, MN 55116 Office: 651-698-2590 | info [at] messiahepiscopal [dot] org Epiphany Proclamation Of Easter 2021. Matt Boulter. My guess is BLACK ( not of Jesus ). Passage: Luke 14:25-33. 16th Sunday after Pentecost “Parable of the Cost” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 8:4-25. Maybe your mother always wanted you to look your best and now you are never satisfied with how you look. Luke 14.25-35 Audio Giving Up Everything…Except Christ Luke 14:25-35 TT- All Christians must be ready, if need be, to give up everything for the call of Christ. Still enjoying a wonderful vacation, and I am grateful not to have to preach on the difficult text assigned for this Sunday. First, “Hate your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself.” Second, “Carry the cross and follow [him].” Lastly, “Give up all your possessions.” (See Luke 14:25-33, Proper 18C) It’s that simple and it’s that difficult. 15 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land. Maybe it was a sister who got straight A’s and you feel like she got all the brains in the family. When I first started school my father would hoist me up on to his bicycle’s cross bar and give me a ride to school. Luke 14:1, 7-14. For a few years now, there has stood on the shelf above my desk a quotation from Deuteronomy 30. Click on the blue boxes for all of the sermons for … We want desperately to justify our existence. Maybe it was an older brother who excelled in sports and now you refuse to play, convinced that you are a clutz. Dan the Quaker. He was a godly king who ruled in Jerusalem. Search for: Epiphany, Liturgical Feasts and Fasts. Dr. David E. Leininger Why you are here today? Yesterday's sermon on Luke 14:25-33. It was hard. In him we rise to eternal life. According to the writers of Deuteronomy, God says:  “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. The man I worshipped and adored; the man I thought could do no wrong; this man who I thought would protect me and save me from all harm, this man had made a mistake. When we can bear the load no longer, this is where we find the Gospel (the Good News). My father was sitting on a shiny red bicycle and my mother on a sleek blue bicycle. Welcome. Follow @stmargaretsyeg. We might say, “He didn’t mean hate. Jesus knows that the messiah seekers and salvation hunters don’t really want the type of leader who is headed for a cross. Simple theme. August 25 Gospel Luke 13:22-30 Sermon The Rev. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 14:25-33 EXEGESIS: LUKE 14. I cried because the man I looked up to. It’s like saying on a hot summer day ” I’d kill for an ice cream “. When we count the cost of what he has done for us and look to him for our salvation we leave mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters behind. I appreciate the conversation. AUGUST 18, 2019 THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. It is up to us to receive the gift of life. It may take me even longer to learn that my possessions cannot save me from harm or provide me with salvation. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! First, “Hate your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself.” Second, “Carry the cross and follow [him].” Lastly, “Give up all your possessions.” (See Luke 14:25-33, Proper 18C) September 1 Gospel Luke 14:1, 7-14 Sermon The Rev. It is difficult to recognize the Jesus in this text. This is a bit long. : How much does it cost? I longed for the day when I would get my own bike and ride along with him. 11:11 minutes (25.61 MB)Download Audio File Plays: 1 | Downloads: 1. A)   We are not able to pay -  Jesus makes us uncomfortable with his words. Jesus’ second parable tells us about a king that has to count the cost of going to war. Our first instinct might be to minimize the impact of his words. September 8 Gospel Luke 14: 25-33 Sermon The Rev. Suddenly our possessions no longer prove our worth; they are simply gifts from God. The text for today’s meditation is taken from the Gospel of Luke, the 14th chapter starting at the 25 vs., and reads as follows: NKJ Luke 14:25 … Dad explained that we had to take good care of these bikes. Thanks to Dan for his commentary, all enlightenments cannot but stimulate our devotions! Indeed he does expect his followers, his disciples, us, to hate and love their families and their own lives. It is highly unlikely that Jesus said any of this. Christ Church Episcopal, Harwich Port Sermon for September 5, 2010 Judith Davis, Rector Luke 14:25-33 + O God, “O let me from this day be wholly thine”. A Sermon for Every Sunday. Bible Text: Luke 14:25-33. The writer of the Gospel of Luke uses a Greek phrase that comes from a Semitic expression meaning, “to love less, to turn away from or detach oneself from.”Jesus is warning the crowds that following him means that they must turn away from the people they love and detach themselves from the life they have known. Many of the people following him heard and liked what he taught. Nice try but not an answer to Luke 14:25-33 Lynn Michie. Greek was understood by the elites and the Jews from the Diaspora .And it is very doubtful that they would be among the followers of Jesus at that time. for real – a reflection on Luke 14:25-33. We want desperately to know that our creation was not in vain. However the role of the preacher is to deal with the stories that have been handed down to us in ways that speak to the community they serve. I worshipped and adored my Dad. This sermon is inspired by his brilliant work! This Jesus sounds to harsh. It is time for us to stop spending our lives trying to justify our existence. Primary Menu . Whether it’s a product or a service we want, in the grocery store, at the car dealer, a new business deal or a new home, the bottom line is that we need to know the cost. In the sixties these were the bikes to have. we find the parallel of Luk 14:25-33 IN Mat 10:37-38. This is an old sermon and old sermons give you a snapshot of the preacher and her community at the time the sermon was preached. Hundreds of theologians and linguists have analyzed every word again and again ,since at least, the 16th century. The evening before we were supposed to start at the new school, my parents arranged for the next-door neighbours to keep an eye on us while they went for a walk. This is exactly what I had in mind when I created you”. For we too seek salvation everywhere but in Christ. Luke 14:25-35 dealing with Jesus' teaching on what it means to be a disciple. And in Jesus we have born the cross. Our present day translations of the Gospels are so accurate that going back to the original text will not bring any new light. Posted on September 4, 2019 by Rev. There Will Be Signs – An Advent Sermon on Luke 21:25-36 “There will be signs,” Jesus said (from the gospel for the First Sunday of Advent, Luke 21:25-36). That night God sent his angel to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 (men). It is these people that Jesus directs to count the cost of following him …the real cost of discipleship. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Luke 14:25-33. After we discover the price we check our pockets and consider our resources and ask ourselves an even more important question: “ Can I afford it”. So, in my mind going back to the Greek to find an answer to this difficult text does not cut it. This is not the happy Jesus who smiled out from the pictures in my illustrated Bible.This is not the Jesus that the rightwing conservative Christians point to when they harp on about family values. How many had a demanding father? And children can be more than just something we put our stamp on and raise to be just how we want them, the can be signs that God is at work in the world, constantly bringing new life, constantly opening up the future. Jesus cautions the crowd:  “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sister, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.” What is Jesus talking about? David M. McNair. We might attempt to do as we are told: reject our families, our lives, bear our cross, live in poverty for Jesus sake. They are the words of law. Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Has Jesus forgotten that God is love? Where was your place in your family? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He went into the temple to pray and he directed his people to pray. The preacher said to him, The man replied, "You need to 2009-present. After-school was over, I headed straight for the bike-rack and tried to get out of there as fast as I could so that no-one could see my weird bike. Thank you for visiting our sermon page of St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Amsterdam, NY. My bike. It is not an easy passage. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Instead we see the life that Jesus purchased for us. Passage: Luke 14:25-33. The first parable is about how foolish it is for a man who doesn’t figure out how much it will cost to build a tower. This was 1967, long before 10-speed bicycles were all the rage. – Luke 14:25-33. Here’s a facsimile of the sermon I preached a number of years ago on the gospel text. June 9 Gospel John 14:8-17 Sermon The Rev. In those days you rarely saw such bikes. We took a few detours along the way, just so that we could try out all three of our gears. -Fr. Subscribe To. “Can I afford it”. Sermons; Children’s Sermons; Hymns; Luke 14:25-33 SW-Admin 2019-05-23T20:20:12-07:00. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Browse Sermons on Luke 14:25-33. Didn’t Jesus try to talk people into loving their enemies? Sermon by the The Rev. Videos from our recent services are posted on our YouTube Channel. Looking to Jesus, we leave all our worlds possessions behind. One copied the other and called it his OWN story 31 "Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? It took me even longer to realize that I couldn’t justify my own existence by living up to other peoples’ expectations. He purchased us with his own blood. Reply. We want to know that we are not merely a waste of space. Psalm 112. 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