Sermon: Look Up!

“Look Up!”

(June 26, 2011) In this incredibly challenging passage, Abraham follows what he believes are God’s instructions and prepares to sacrifice his son. At the last moment, however, he looks up and sees another way that God is providing for him. Where are the places where we are called to widen our vision, to look away from the violence in front of us, or the legalism that so often constricts us, and look up to see what God is doing? (Genesis 22:1-14)

In this sermon I also discussed the sentencing in the trial of Rev. Amy DeLong, and voiced hope that the “penalty” of collaborating with others to imagine healing for the clergy covenant might represent a shift from punitive justice to restorative justice, a “looking up” toward a new way of living together in our brokenness.

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2 Responses

  1. I used this great pic. for my blog post. Its about Kol 3:1-4. I hope you don’t mind.

    God bless!

    • Glad it is useful to you! The picture is not mine, but comes from a stock photo site called stock exchange, where one can access many images, most of which are free to use, so long as you are not selling them. http://www.sxc.hu/
      Most images on my blog come from that site. Some are my own pictures (these are usually pretty obvious, as they will be of me or my office or something), and all the rest I try to cite correctly.

      Blessings,
      Becca

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