Ep. 16: Green - It's What I Want to Be...or Pr4C/Ord9C/P+2

SHOW NOTES -  6/2/2013

Intro Music:It's Not Easy Being Green by Kermit

Introduction: Episode 16 - Proper 4C / Ordinary 9C / Pentecost +2

Luke 7:1-10

1 Kings 18:20-39

Galatians 1:1-12


  • Soldier Field 10

  • Beatles Worship

  • Three Summer paths - Elijah (1 & 2 Kings), Jesus (Luke), Paul (Galatians)

Primary scripture – Luke 7:1-10 - back to Luke for the summer

  • not really a healing story- Faith story

    • Not about the servant - about the Centurion

  • Crosses boundaries

    • geopolitical

    • socio-economic

    • religious

  • God’s power, not Jesus

    • Centurion draws a parallel between himself and Jesus

    • Jesus is under God’s authority, but also has authority

    • First human to truly recognize Jesus as one filled with God’s authority

  • Faith is alive in the context of community - community is defined by relationship not by economics, political or religious lines

    • Love is central

    • Centurion recognizes that unlimited nature of God’s power before any of the disciples - source of authority

    • He understood power- in relationship, in love, and what authority

  • Pope Francis’ sermon on Mark

    • Salvation through faithful action instead of proclaiming Jesus as savior

    • "The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment at heart: do good and do not do evil. All of us. ‘But, Father, this is not Catholic! He cannot do good.’ Yes, he can... "The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!".. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.” Pope Francis’ sermon

Secondary Scripture - 1 Kings 18:20-39 - Elijah

  • Raises questions:

    • How do we distinguish the voice of God from the voice of the World?

    • How do we know what is Baal and what is God?

    • How do we get God’s attention? see vs. 28

      • Community

      • Life giving and life sustaining

      • Not violent, not self mutilation, not individual

    • vs. 40 - Elijah kills the prophets

      • get rid of the things that are not of God

Third Scripture - Galatians 1:1-12 - six weeks covering all of Galatians

  • Different Gospel - what are the different Gospels that we preach and teach?


           ERIC - TY: Opening music, Dick Dale and the Deltones, “Misirlou”

ROBB - TY: Closing music,Paul and Storm, “Oh No”

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