Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 16-SEP-2018 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon – Length 26:09




Pentecost 17 – The disciples misunderstood Jesus when he was telling them how he was heading towards trouble, and that they had to be prepared for trouble if they were to follow him. The service that Jesus spoke about and demonstrated is about servanthood and humility, not privilege, power and authority. The disciples didn't get it – they misudertood, and resisted the ideas that Jesus presented. There is an arrogance in knowing all the answers, when we don't even know the questions. Live the questions now, the deep questions of life, not the shallowness of correct creeds and liturgies. Perhaps, one day, you may live into the answer. Who do we think Jesus was? What do we think of the question of living with God?
Mark 8: 27-38