Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 02-JUL-2017 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Vikki Waller – Length 22:03

Pentecost 4 – In the society from which Abraham set out on his journey towards a promised land, human sacrifice was a normal practice for trying to please God and prevent disasters; but in the case of Abraham, young Isaac was spared when God intervened by providing instead a ram to be sacrificed. Over a thousand years later, the Hebrew prophets were revealing that God does not require ritual sacrifices at all; what he really wants is for us to act justly towards one another, to love mercy, and to walk humbly before our God. And through the grace, or graciousness, of Jesus, we can find the freedom to live and love to the full.
Genesis 22: 1-14; Romans 6: 12-23