Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sun. May 16, 2010 (Hannah Dutko)

“Serving a crucified king” was Hannah Dutko’s topic last Sunday. The theme of kingship is strong throughout the Bible. Kings are often seen as strong, powerful, aloof and distant, but God is different, she said. The Lord is king; righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne. Jesus, who in the form of God emptied himself, washed his disciple’s feet and spent a night talking with Nicodemus. His disciples kept asking Jesus when he was going to restore the kingdom of Israel and Jesus replied that his followers would have power through the Holy Spirit. Hannah said the Bible does not solve the problem of evil; rather we are called to ease suffering and thereby bring in the kingdom of God. We are challenged to become agents of change. Paul Thiessen quoted Mother Theresa: "We all have the duty to serve God where we are called to do so. I feel called to serve individuals, to love each human being. My calling is not to judge the institutions. I am not qualified to condemn anyone. I never think in terms of a crowd, but of individual persons. If I thought in terms of crowds, I would never begin my work.” [HN] Listen to the sermon audio MP3 recording from Sunday, May 16th, 2010 using your browser's preferred media player. NOTE: the recording was started late, so only the latter portion of her talk is available.



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