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11:11 minutes (25.61 MB)Download Audio File Plays: 1 | Downloads: 1. Obviously a king with ten-thousand men can not beat the king with twenty-thousand men. August 18 Gospel Luke 12:49-56 Sermon The Rev. Baptism is a ritual drowning. Neither of them was an eyewitness, or a disciple of Jesus. Sermon #8 in a 13 sermon series on the Preaching of Jesus. Sennacherib retreated. in Bonhoeffer’s words ” When Christ calls a man, he bids him to come and die”. August 25 Gospel Luke 13:22-30 Sermon The Rev. We were almost late, so we poured on the speed and as we turned into the school yard and headed towards the bike-racks, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Why was Jesus so harsh? Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Dawn Hutchings. David Luckenbach. When we look to him we fulfill all the costs of discipleship. Jesus, in these words, talks about the cost of following Him. a sermon Luke 14:25-33 and Deuteronomy 30:15-20 for Pentecost 16C, Progressive Christian sermon Luke 14:25-33, Progressive Christian sermon Pentecost 16C. For more than 20 years, Sermons That Work, a ministry of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication, has provided free sermons, Bible studies, bulletin inserts, and other resources that speak to congregations across the Church. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live. Bible Text: Luke 14:25-33. He pulls no punches. Jesus, are you kidding? Were you Daddy’s favourite? This is not the happy Jesus who smiled out from the pictures in my illustrated Bible.This is not the Jesus that the rightwing conservative Christians point to when they harp on about family values. Our God. ", Intro. He didn’t just pay the price for our eternal salvation. Jesus You’ve Got to be Kidding!!! To be with our families and love for the sheer joy of loving. I cannot tell you how far my heart sank when I rode into that school-yard. We struggle to maintain the illusion that we are in control of our own destiny. How many had a demanding father? Click on the blue boxes for all of the sermons for … In him we rise to eternal life. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb..In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. I was proud of my accomplishment but somehow I knew that if I only had my very own bike, things would be even better. Videos from our recent services are posted on our YouTube Channel. He looked to God and God heard his prayer. A)   Jesus paid the price. One is about a man building a tower and the other is about a king fighting a war. Kevin Wittmayer. AUGUST 18, 2019 THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. Jesus’ words are designed to shock the crowds into an understanding of the cost of following him. My sleek, blue, Czechoslovakian framed, three-speed, hand-brake, racing bike stuck out like a sore-thumb. After all, didn’t you tell me in the fourth commandment that I should honor my father and my mother? Side by side we rode. Jesus’ words are designed to shock the crowds and unmask their idolatry.And now, these provocative words provoke us. Maybe your father pushed you to always do your best and you always feel like you could do better if only you tried harder. Sermons are written to be live presentations to particular communities. According to the dictionary the word “hate” is defined as “intense hostility and aversion; distaste coupled with sustained ill will”. It is as if, God scoops us out of the waters of baptism and says, “Yes! Our mothers love us not because we deserve it, but simply because we exist. We might say, “He didn’t mean hate. In this parable about the king, Jesus is making sure that we know who is paying the cost of discipleship. But none of them looked like ours. It may take me even longer to learn that my possessions cannot save me from harm or provide me with salvation. He was still Bishop of North Carolina in those days, but was excited about this new project and its potential to help small churches that did not have or could not afford a regular preacher. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 14:25-33 EXEGESIS: LUKE 14. At that moment Jesus may well be their saviour and they may want to follow him to the ends of the earth. My brother and I were playing in the front-yard when my parents came riding down the street. The people didn’t know that Jesus was making his final journey to Jerusalem, a journey that would take him to the cross. The Cost Of Discipleship ~ Luke 14:25-33. I don’t have the greatest relationship with my family but I am not prepared to summon up intense hostility, aversion and distaste coupled with sustained ill will. But Jesus knows exactly what following him will mean and so he asks the crowds to think carefully before they follow him any further. The Collect. How many of us are constantly competing with someone who we are convinced is, smarter, prettier, funnier, harder working, better dressed,  sexier, or happier that we are? On this page, you will see all of our Year A sermons, organized by the liturgical occasion and season of the Church year. Jesus knows that the messiah seekers and salvation hunters don’t really want the type of leader who is headed for a cross. It is not an easy passage. They were the best that money could buy. Has Jesus forgotten about the fourth commandment? September 1 Gospel Luke 14:1, 7-14 Sermon The Rev. I cried because I wasn’t good enough. Almost exactly words for words. Tag Archives: Lutheran sermon Luke 14:25-33 Jesus You’ve Got to be Kidding!!! Thanks for your comments Dan! Jesus accepted them and more importantly he offered them forgiveness. September 8th, 2013 | Posted in: Sermon by Fr. Is Jesus contradicting the scriptures, is he contradicting himself? This passage has troubled me so much that I went back to the original Greek to try and discover just what it was that Jesus was saying. Not just everything you have, everything you are. We want to know that we are not merely a waste of space. This parable reminds me of  an Old Testament king named Hezekiah. we find the parallel of Luk 14:25-33 IN Mat 10:37-38. I suspect that the gospel texts suffer similar problems. Sermon preached by the Rev. The Cost of Being a Disciple. No way! This is a bit long. According to the writers of Deuteronomy, God says:  “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. I wanted to be just like him. We have turned earning a living into earning the right to live. Passage: Luke 14:25-33. In God, the gift of life is ours. There was row upon row of what, in 1967 was considered to be the coolest bike on the road. Jesus knows that most of the crowds will not be able to follow him to the cross. As for me, here in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia and looking back on the stories of Jesus of Nazareth, I do not believe a man through whom God was made so visible would have ever insisted that we hate our lives or our loved ones and if he did say such a thing then, I would have to use the wisdom of the ages to disagree with him. Luke 14:25-33 Sermon Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Shepherd of the Hills Ev. Well if that’s what Jesus is asking for — then count me out. As we feel the weight of his words upon our shoulders, we may feel that we are being crushed with impossible tasks. How many of us replaced family expectations with society’s expectations and are still trying to measure up to some advertisers’ idea of the perfect person? An Episcopal Priest's Sermons, Prayers, and Reflections on Life, Becoming Human, and Discovering Our Divinity. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Psalm 112. On this page, you will see all of our Year C sermons, organized by the liturgical occasion and season of the Church year. Did mommy love you best? Has Jesus forgotten that God is love? A)   We are not able to pay -  Jesus makes us uncomfortable with his words. And suddenly our families no longer justify our existence, they merely surround us with love and care. These difficult words unmask our idolatry. Where was your place in your family? God says “Choose life!” How do I reconcile this to the Gospel lesson in which Jesus  says whoever does not hate even life itself, cannot be a disciple of Jesus? And like those who went before us, almost without fail, we turn to our families to provide justification. 13 In their presence I charged Baruch, saying, 14 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, in order that they may last for a long time. After-school was over, I headed straight for the bike-rack and tried to get out of there as fast as I could so that no-one could see my weird bike. It is these people that Jesus directs to count the cost of following him …the real cost of discipleship. Wasn’t it Jesus who said that we are to love our neighbours as we love ourselves? I really enjoy your blog Thank You for it. They were brand spanking new bikes. It was hard. The cost of discipleship ( as Dietrich Bonhoeffer would call it ) is enormous. Only Jesus knows where they are going. He certainly doesn’t pull any punches about what it takes. Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16. Mother, Father, Sisters, Brothers, Aunts, Uncles,even your own life. September 23, 2012 Proper 20B, "Welcome the Children" Proverbs 31:10-31 * Psalm 1 * James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 Rev. I am indebted to Pastor Michael Rodgers for preaching a sermon long ago that stuck with me for decades. So right here we can’t trust Luke on this specific point. Do you really expect me to bear a cross? Not one of these relationships can save us. Simple theme. 32 "Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. In those days you rarely saw such bikes. Last Thursday I received a telephone call from an Episcopal priest from upstate New York. Why does Jesus rant and rave about hating our father’s, mothers, children, sisters, brothers and even life itself? Jesus’ second parable tells us about a king that has to count the cost of going to war. Lisa Bernheisel. Our writers and readers come from numerous and varied backgrounds, and the resources we provide are used in small house churches, sprawling One copied the other and called it his OWN story He must decide whether he can win or not. Indeed he does expect his followers, his disciples, us, to hate and love their families and their own lives. Maybe your mother always wanted you to look your best and now you are never satisfied with how you look. Maybe it was an older brother who excelled in sports and now you refuse to play, convinced that you are a clutz. I wanted to please him. On such a bike, I knew that I was somebody. I write ” Serious ” in contrast to the Vienna Jesuit Inchofer who maintained that Jesus spoke in…….Latin since it was the language of the saints in heaven ( a crackpot is always a crackpot ! ) Jesus. They demand something from us. Sennacherib sent men to Hezekiah ordering him to surrender. 15 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live”. They were the short framed bikes with the high-handle bars and the long seats we used to call banana-seats. Christ Church Episcopal, Harwich Port Sermon for September 5, 2010 Judith Davis, Rector Luke 14:25-33 + O God, “O let me from this day be wholly thine”. Thank you for visiting our sermon page of St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Amsterdam, NY. We might attempt to do as we are told: reject our families, our lives, bear our cross, live in poverty for Jesus sake. Posted on September 4, 2019 by Rev. He certainly doesn’t pull any punches about what it takes. Sermon by the The Rev. 9.4.2016 – Sermon – Luke 14:25-33. When I was ten, we moved into yet another new neighbourhood. But it also means being reborn, and receiving all of life as a gift. It is a familiar question we have all asked at some time in our lives. I put it there so that these word’s of God might guide me in my decision making. Psalm 82 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56 Home; About; Index of Posts; Contact Me; Search. Turning away from and detaching ourselves from people, possessions and work so that we can follow Jesus means that: suddenly we no longer work to justify our own existence, we work simply because there is work that needs doing. August 28, 2013. by rick. It is time for us to stop spending our lives trying to justify our existence. David M. McNair. comment 1. The text for today’s meditation is taken from the Gospel of Luke, the 14th chapter starting at the 25 vs., and reads as follows: NKJ Luke 14:25 … He was an enormously attractive personality. 34 " Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? The cross during Jesus life was the death tool for those accused of treason toward the Roman Empire. This beautiful blue two-wheeler, with three speeds, hand brakes and everything was mine. 3 thoughts on “ Jesus You’ve Got to be Kidding!!! Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, was one of the first preachers to record sermons for ASFES. Martin Luther urged us to put our old self to death. The righteous run to it and are safe.”  What is the name of the Lord? My guess is BLACK ( not of Jesus ). Luke 14:25-35 dealing with Jesus' teaching on what it means to be a disciple. He meant dislike”. a sermon Luke 14:25-33 and Deuteronomy 30:15-20 for Pentecost 16C ” Dan Poisson on September 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm said: Nice try but not an answer to Luke 14:25-33 First going back to the Greek text to understand the meaning of Luke 14 is an escape. I longed for the day when I would get my own bike and ride along with him. To follow Jesus for the excitement and the challenges that Christ offers. Primary Menu. One day he was faced with a terrible situation. I cried because the man I looked up to. We want desperately to justify our existence. The text for today’s meditation is taken from the Gospel of Luke, the 14th chapter starting at the 25 vs., and reads as follows: NKJ Luke 14:25 Now great multitudes went with Him. Jesus lays it out for us. Jesus cautions the crowd:  “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sister, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.” What is Jesus talking about? June 2 - Gospel Reading John 17:20-26 Sermon The Rev. Jesus if asked what kind of death would be his would have answered STONING which was the death tool for blasphemers, the only accusation held against him.. Luke 14:25-33 . I’ve approached this text today with much prayer… Our fathers are not there to be lived up to, but to love us and accept us. Thanks to Dan for his commentary, all enlightenments cannot but stimulate our devotions! When I first started school my father would hoist me up on to his bicycle’s cross bar and give me a ride to school. Dad explained that we had to take good care of these bikes. When we count the cost of what he has done for us and look to him for our salvation we leave mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters behind. Passage: Luke 14:25-33. Luke 14:25-33 : Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33: Download this page as a Word Document. 2013 to present. Looking for a video from Sunday Mass, Weekday Mass or other service? Hate your father; hate your mother; hate your wife; hate your children; hate you brothers; hate your sisters; hate even life itself and oh yes while you are at it give up all you possessions and then, and only then will you be ready to take up your cross and follow Jesus. How many of us got caught up trying to justify our existence by trying to live up to impossible expectations? Think for a moment of the family in which you grew up in. He expects them to bear a cross, to die, and rise again. Otherwise, when the foundation is laid and the tower cannot be finished, all who see it will begin to ridicule the builder, saying, “This person began to build and was not able to finish.’  Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? I cried because life was hard. I can still hear him explaining that the frames were Czechoslovakian racing frames, that these bikes were special and that he expected us to take good care of them. It took me even longer to realize that I couldn’t justify my own existence by living up to other peoples’ expectations. My bike. Lynn Michie. Now large crowds were travelling with him; and he turned and said to them, 'Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Who can pay the cost he asks? Epiphany Proclamation Of Easter 2021. When I was about six, I talked a playmate into letting me borrow his two-wheeler and all by myself I learned how to ride it. 16th Sunday after Pentecost “Parable of the Cost” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I went storming up to my room, threw myself down on my bed and cried. In my eyes my father could do no wrong. But following Jesus – discipleship, baptism–also means being raised with Jesus. 33 "So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. Welcome. The cost of discipleship is not ours. Jesus Spoke these words, recorded in Luke, to a large crowd of people, many of whom where on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration (this was the holiday they celebrated to remember when the Jewish people were released from their slavery to Pharaoh and Egypt). In the sixties these were the bikes to have. We don’t give regard to our own lives. With him we have been crucified, died and buried. According to the gospel of Luke, Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem. But Jesus wants it to be clear to us. Luke 14:1, 7-14. They saw the love he had for all people, especially the weak and poor, and the outcasts and sinners. God says:  Today I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. It is up to us to receive the gift of life. They are the words of law. I knew that if I only had my own two-wheeler, then I would be somebody. The writer(s) of Luke were speaking out of a particular context to a particular community. We pray that these sermons will be inspiring and beneficial to you. For we too seek salvation everywhere but in Christ. Carey Stone. Dr. David E. Leininger Why you are here today? To build such a tower we need to look to Jesus. Now large crowds were travelling with Jesus and he turned and said to them,  “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. rick morley a garden path . If not, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. Luke 14:25-33 The Word of God . This is an old sermon and old sermons give you a snapshot of the preacher and her community at the time the sermon was preached. “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes and even life itself, cannot be my disciple?…None of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions?”. They were magnificent. It is only when we concentrate on Jesus that our burden becomes light. Posts Comments Followers . Jesus doesn’t want us to see if we have enough to finish the job of building a tower. When we can bear the load no longer, this is where we find the Gospel (the Good News). Sermon Luke 14:25-33 The Danger of Discipleship Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Luke 14:25-33 The Danger of Discipleship By The Rev. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. David Luckenbach. I did not want to be the new kid with the weird bike. It means understanding yourself to be a new creation in Christ’s image, with all the potential to be all that we can be. And children can be more than just something we put our stamp on and raise to be just how we want them, the can be signs that God is at work in the world, constantly bringing new life, constantly opening up the future. I worshipped and adored my Dad. He was a godly king who ruled in Jerusalem. Click on the blue boxes for all of the sermons for … The man I worshipped and adored; the man I thought could do no wrong; this man who I thought would protect me and save me from all harm, this man had made a mistake. Can we trust him for everything else in 14:25-33 ? Search for: Sermon. Here’s a facsimile of the sermon I preached a number of years ago on the gospel text. Some of you may have owned one yourself. We moved around a lot when I was a kid and there was never much money so I spent a long time longing for my bike. We took a few detours along the way, just so that we could try out all three of our gears. I would Luke 14:25-35. September 7th, and 8th, 2013 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Home; About; Index of Posts; Contact Me; Search. Maybe it was a sister who got straight A’s and you feel like she got all the brains in the family. I asked my Mom if we could ride them and she said, “I don’t see why not, they are your bikes after all.” I could hardly believe my ears. Primary Menu . My parents were gone for quite a while and I remember wondering if they were ever coming back. Many of the people following him heard and liked what he taught. It’s like saying on a hot summer day ” I’d kill for an ice cream “. What is Jesus talking about? People have been known to die. These words of Jesus are harsh and they are complex. New International Version Update. It is very unlikely that Jesus would have said ” Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple ” because the cross was not the symbol it became AFTER the death of Jesus. Greek was understood by the elites and the Jews from the Diaspora .And it is very doubtful that they would be among the followers of Jesus at that time. It took me a long time to realize that my Mom and Dad couldn’t save me from harm. Epiphany, Liturgical Feasts and Fasts. 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 9.4.2016 – Sermon – Luke 14:25-33. Hard to retell exactly what was recollected to you, let alone wade through various translations! There was a sea of bicycles. June 9 Gospel John 14:8-17 Sermon The Rev. Reply. He paid the price for our lives right now. – Luke 14:25-33. Jesus healed a man with dropsy, leading to a Sabbath controversy (14:1-6). Yesterday's sermon on Luke 14:25-33. Jesus talks about himself as the cornerstone of the temple. First, “Hate your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself.” Second, “Carry the cross and follow [him].” Lastly, “Give up all your possessions.” (See Luke 14:25-33, Proper 18C) It’s that simple and it’s that difficult. There may well be days when I don’t exactly like life, but hate even life itself? The evening before we were supposed to start at the new school, my parents arranged for the next-door neighbours to keep an eye on us while they went for a walk. Or how many of just give up and try to justify our existence by taking care of someone, watching out for them, showing them the ropes, making sure they never get into trouble? Thanks to you Dawn for a grandly useful interpretation of what may be one of the most unusual translations of the dear Greek (Luke was the Koine Greek writer) doctor’s recordings of recollections told to him whist he travelled with Paul. Roy Almquist at all services. The first parable is about how foolish it is for a man who doesn’t figure out how much it will cost to build a tower. Sorry. First going back to the Greek text to understand the meaning of Luke 14 is an escape. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Luke 14:25-33. How many of you remember “Mustangs”. I also cried because I now knew that this man could be hurt and that I was the one who hurt him. I wanted to be like all the other kids. Neal Longe. And in Jesus we have born the cross. Bible Text: Luke 14:25-33. This Jesus sounds to harsh. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27 "And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Sermons; Sermons. Shalom. I cried because my Dad had made a mistake. “Can I afford it”. -Fr. Following Jesus means dying to self. Our life of discipleship was not cheap. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? 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