Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sun. June 7, 2009 (Veronica Dyck)

Veronica Dyck noted that Paul, in writing to the Romans, was strongly influenced by the Exodus story of slavery and eventual freedom. The God of the Israelites heard their cry for help and responded. Paul transforms this story to the story of the early church; warning about idolatry, emphasizing that sinners are justified by faith (not works), and noting that amid suffering and sin those adopted by Christ can be assured of being God’s children. The adoption metaphor reflects the tension of living in the “now” and “not yet.” This is demonstrated in our concern for the environment; God can redeem creation, creation will benefit from deliverance, and we can look forward to the day when all is redeemed. Change occurs when we open ourselves to the radical effects of love; love offers belonging and forgiveness. (HN) Listen to the sermon audio MP3 recording from Sunday June 7th, 2009 using your browser's preferred media player.



Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home