Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 04-JUL-2021 - 11 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Pentecost 6 – When Jesus arrived back in his home town, people were asking questions about his identity, what sort of a person he was. They were offended by his behaviour in the synagogue, because it was unseemly for someone from his sort of family to behave that way. He was disruptive and didn't follow the conventional, very conservative religious rules and expectations. In Mark's account, this was the last time Jesus was in a synagogue. His mission was to show people a better way to be in relationship with God, and it was not going to be through institutional means. It was going to be through an ordinary bunch of people to whom he delegated work, asking them to do the same things that he had been doing. He didn't go with them. They did not have superior abilities, they were just ordinary people who might take a while to catch on to what he was telling them, and still get it wrong. He did not choose them for their superior abilities, but for their preparadness to follow him. This gives an idea of what it means to be church – not to be in a church, but to be church. God calls, commissions and sends people like us, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to proclaim the gospel of a world being renewed.
Mark 6: 1-13

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