This Sunday is the 10th Sunday of Kingdomtide. This Sunday I will also conclude the October sermon series on Covenant’s mission statement which says, “We exist to: Communicate Christ to all people.” The sermon will feature the voice of David from the Hebrew text and Jesus from the Christian text.
An old cliché says, “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” That is true this week in having as the assigned sacred texts to be portions of Psalms 90 and Matthew 22. Those scriptural passages are what we preachers call, “low hanging fruit.” In preacher parlance that means that if you cannot preach on these 2 texts, then you need to give up your preaching credentials and do something else.
If we are to “communicate Christ to all people,” it starts with how much God loves us, and how we are to love God and it includes loving each other. If it does not begin and end there, we fail at communicating Christ. Here are some of the clear words of the assigned texts for this Sunday. From Psalms 90 “Satisfy us in the morning with Your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” From Matthew 22, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your souls, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And the second is that you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” These passages are what we would call today “Drop the Mic” words of hope and instruction from scripture.
Join us Sunday by Zoom or Facebook livestream at 11:30, when my sermon will be “Part 4: The Mission is to Communicate Christ to All People.” It is based on Psalms 90:14-17 and Matthew 22:34-40.