Join Us for a Service of Worship
Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:00 AM
Scriptures include: Isaiah 1:10-18 and Luke 19:1-10
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled “What to Do with What We Have”
Both the people of God in Isaiah and the Jewish tax collector seeking after Jesus in today’s texts were struggling to do right by God with the things they possessed. The Hebrews were sacrificing and supposedly making themselves right with God, but failed to provide care for the marginalized, and the prophet calls them out for their shortcomings: Worship means little if we aren’t providing for our neighbors who are in need. Zacchaeus, too, had long lived a life that robbed the poor for his own gain, but he found through Jesus’s teaching that he could transform his life through equalizing and giving back those riches that were won unjustly. What we do with what we have is of utmost importance to God – whether we are rich or poor, loved or hated, God calls us to repent of our selfish desires and give to those in need as an act of worship to the One who gives us life.