Sermon: Hold On Or Let Go?

Sermon: 15 Pentecost—September 22, 2019–William Bradbury

Amos 8:4-7, Psalm 113, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Luke 16:1-13

Jesus says, “You cannot serve God and wealth.”

For several summers my older brother Bob was a canoe instructor at Camp Chattahoochee outside Atlanta, so it made sense when he bought a 13’ Grumman canoe. One beautiful summer day, when I was maybe 16 and Bob was 19, we went canoeing on the Chattahoochee River near our home. We put in and start going with the steady flow of the river. We take the right fork around a small island, but there is an enormous fallen tree blocking our way. No big deal, we’ll just pull up next to it, turn around and head back to the other side.