In the healing of the lepers in Luke 17, Jesus tells the Samaritan his faith has healed him. So, did he save himself? When we faithfully pray for healing it’s not always answered in the way we expect. Still, we are called to imagine our own healing and wholeness. The human response to God’s mercy–what God did and is doing in Jesus–demands our faith, praise and gratitude. Faith saves not because humans do, but because God is.
Sermon title from Stabbing Westward, 1998 song title, for sermon titles from 1990’s songs series. The closing song is “He Leadeth Me.” The sermon, service and this week’s tweets reference Rev. Cardelia Howell-Diamond, workingpreacher.org, Kimberly Bracken Long, Karolina Lewis, George Stroup, Reuben Job and Marjorie Thompson.
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|Oct 9, 2016||Save Yourself||Listen||Download|