First Lesson Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third)
He was vile. He was vicious. His deeds were callous and nefarious. He was a ruthless man. He was a heartless man. His heavy hand oppressed mightily the children of Israel, so much so that they cried unto the Lord for deliverance. And Sisera took his place in history, not with the healers, but with the killers. It happened to this captain in Jabin's army. What was the cause of this man's madness? Well, to put it plainly and state it simply, Sisera was victimized by evil. Yes, evil, the terrible reality which haunts our humanity and even seeks to deface our divinity.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.