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Latest Episode2019-2-17

Bless Me Father

Some passages in the bible are just strange. They don't tell us what we expect to hear. In today's sermon, Fr. Stephen tackles a part of the Gospel called the beatitudes. They tell us that wealth, food, happiness and reputation can sometimes be bad things. Poverty, hunger, sorrow and insult can be good. These things don't naturally make sense to us, but Jesus' words show us that his grace and love can be found in unexpected places--even in places we really would rather avoid.

Scripture Reference: Luke 6:17-26

Preached on the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, February 17, 2019 by Rev. Stephen Silverthorne

Sermon Highlights

  • The beatitudes are stranger than we think
  • Jesus tells us the things we usually strive for are wrong
  • Jesus also says the things we usually avoid are right
  • This challenges us to stop just asking Jesus to give us what we want
  • Instead, we should ask him to show us what we really need
  • Poverty, hunger, and other can highlight our dependence on Christ
  • When we depend on him we realize how trustworthy he is

Further Reading


Bless Me Father

Sermon on Luke 6:17-26

Lighten Up

Luke 2:22-40

Do You Trust This Guy?

Luke 4:14-21

Wine for the Grace

A Sermon on John 2:1-11

What's the Deal with Baptism?

A Sermon on Luke 3:15-22

Epiphany Brightens Your Whole Life

A Sermon on Isaiah 60:1-6

Christmas Meditation

How Christmas Helps Us See God's Nearness All Year Long