Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sun. Jun. 6, 2010 (Veronica Dyck)

Veronica Dyck spoke about two miracles: Elijah raising a widow’s boy from the dead and Jesus calling a man to arise from his coffin. Elijah’s role as a prophet was to encourage people’s faithfulness to God (rather than to Baal), to keep the people unified, and to call people back to God. Conflict between the king and the prophet was common and King Ahab did not make thing easy for Elijah; he married Jezebel, served Baal and did evil in the sight of God. When Elijah restores the widow’s son to life, she changes her tune from blaming Elijah for the boy’s death to acknowledging him as a prophet. Similarly, when Jesus brought the widow’s son back to life in the small village of Nain, he was recognized as a prophet. Jesus is a Messiah who provides escape – not from the Romans, but from death. In these two stories, life is restored, based on compassion, and exemplified best by the widow and Jesus. [HN] Listen to the sermon audio MP3 recording from Sunday, June 6th, 2010 using your browser's preferred media player.



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