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The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews

A Tough Call on Humility

Luke 14:1,7-14

Pentecost 15 - Year C

September 01, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews (UMC)


Well, whatever Jesus is talking about in this 14th chapter of Luke's account of the Gospel, he's certainly not talking about seating arrangements or etiquette in general.  If that were the case, then we could surely find some verses about four-way stops or cell phones in public.  But the banquet table and seating arrangements happen to be the classroom in which Jesus chooses to teach the lesson for today, so it will serve us well to look at them.

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The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto

An Unexpected Faith

Luke 7:1-10

2nd Sunday after Pentecost - year C

June 02, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto (CBF)


Jesus had a terrible reputation. He spent time with the wrong kind of people. He ate with the grungy and despised of the world. He associated with the worst among us. He reached out to the poor, the broken, the marginalized. In this expansive vision of hope, the gospel reaches full flower.

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The Rev. John Gunn


The Rev. John Gunn (other)

Before the time of Christ, the word humility was a word of contempt. To call a man humble was to characterize him as cowardly and weak. But when Christ came, He took this hated word and made it one of the most honorable in our language.The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "One cannot pay a man a greater tribute today than to say that he possesses the grace of humility."

The Rev. John Gunn Article

January 14, 2010

Those Respectable Philistines

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev. John R. Gunn reflects on the Philistines and how our own vain sense of "respectability" can be the downfall of our society.

The Rev. Susan Gamelin Transcript

March 05, 2006

Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Susan Gamelin (ELCA)

The Rev. Susan Gamelin, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in High Point, NC, guides us into Lent with her sermon based on Mark 1:9-15.