Sermon - 20 Pentecost

Sermon: PENTECOST 20, October 27th, 2019 In the Name… A pastor's little boy was watching him work on a sermon at the computer and asked, "Daddy. How do you know what to write?" The pastor smiled and replied, "God tells me." "Oh.", the little boy said. "Then, why do you delete so much?" I have an issue with our second lesson today. Or, rather, not with the lesson, but with the fact that our lectionary has cut out several verses of the passage. Now, there have always been lectionaries, even back to the 4th Century, and they have always been edited. Even today, with our expanded three-year cycle, we only cover 6% of the Old Testament and 41% of the New. The problem is that, in the past, t