Sermon–September 1, 2019

Sermon by William Bradbury

Sirach 10:12-18, Psalm 112, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14

“On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.” This is not the “let’s watch the great man in order to raise ourselves up into greater faithfulness”, but rather it was “let’s watch this rebel in order to find a way to take him down.”. Which raises the question, what is it about Jesus that so threatens the religious leaders?