Sermon: Commodity and Community

bread 7“Commodity and Community”

(August 2, 2009) The best practice the church has for living in a mindset of abundance rather than one of scarcity is the practice of sharing the Lord’s Supper. That celebration, described in the Gospel of John not in the context of the Last Supper but on the heels of the miraculous feeding of the multitudes, is premised on the idea that God’s presence is with us in Christ as we gather together, and is not a limited resource, but an abundant gift. Follows on the heels of last week’s sermon, “Measuring what we don’t have.” (1 Corinthians 11:18-26, John 6:24-35, 52-58)

credits: again I make reference to Will Samson, Enough: Contentment in an Age of Excess, and to a keynote address delivered by Dr. Bryan Stone at the 2008 session of Troy Annual Conference, one which I took notes, here.

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