Sermon of July 3rd–“A Practical Sermon for Impractical People”

My idea in this sermon is that Jesus’ ethical teaching is meant to be literally understood–following the powerful ethical writings of John Howard Yoder, Stanley Hauerwas and Glenn Stassen. In other words, the easy yoke of Jesus is a burden placed on us–and Jesus expects us to be able to joyfully bear that burden. The sermon is here: A Practical Sermon for Impractical People

25At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

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