Date: September 25, 2022

Bible Text: 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16: 19-31 |

We're back to the suggested lectionary readings, making our way through Luke's gospel. This time we have another of Jesus' parables, told for the benefit of the Pharisees, whom Luke tells us were lovers of money and looking to justify themselves. It's the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. We learn that our actions and choices in this life will have eternal consequences, so we had better choice and act wisely. The epistle lesson from 1 Timothy echoes the same themes. Yeah, no one who isn't poor wants to hear this stuff, but the Good News is a liberating word for everyone.

Notes from the Preacher

Here's a link to an article about Martin Buber's I and Thou.

The graphics I used for that section are based on the "theograms" or "God-pictures" developed by GenOn Ministries.

I neglected to mention that the ideas about the irrelevance of Lazarus' moral state came from the Jewish Annotated New Testament.

Here's the link for the map about poverty rates by country that I used in researching this sermon (although I'm having trouble getting it to display now after the fact):

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