Pastor Andrea Fluegel - September 22, 2019

15th Sunday after Pentecost

"King Hezekiah was a well-intentioned, righteous man and the ruler of Judah.  During his reign, he enacted reforms to preserve the temple worship in Jerusalem and helped people discover the beauty and wonder of God's laws."  But Hezekiah gave the Babylonian prince an extended tour of Jerusalem's wealth and resources.  He educated the enemy.  Isaiah warned him.  Hezekiah replied, "Will there not be peace and security in my lifetime?"  This is our thought process too.  We think everything is okay so we don't pass along the sacred words, the language of God to future generations.  When our focus becomes primarily on our own security and about us, then complacency and inaction take over.  For instance, in the Great Depression, religion was failing to articulate a meaningful message to a society immersed in poverty and despair.  How are we using sacred words today?  

Scripture References: 2 Kings 20:12-19

From Series: "Sacred Words"

This series is based on Jonathan Merritt's book, "Learning to Speak God from Scratch." There are words that we often use such as grace, neighbor, and sin. But do we actually understand what they mean? In conversations with others, are we using the words in the same way and meaning the same thing? In this series, we explore some of these words.

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