Sermon: “Forgiveness: the Stress Reducer”

The Third Sunday in Kingdomtide, September 17, 2017

Audio of Gospel proclaimed: Matthew 18:21-35

How long does it take to let go of a burning coal? INSTANTANEOUSLY! Holding on to a hot coal for the purpose of throwing it at your enemy…you are injured first! So it is with forgiveness. The meaning of the world “forgive” is explored, as well as the image of ice dancing and interdependence, as related to independence and co-dependence.

Audio of the sermon:

*The names of the Sundays are taken from Pastor’s book, The Bible Through the Seasons: A Three-Year Journey with the Bible. There are thirteen Sundays in the season of Kingdomtide — autumn in the northern hemisphere, spring in the southern. Advent begins on December 2.

 

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