This Week's Sermon

September 24, 2017

A44: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jim Somerville

The Rev. Dr. Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and co-founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches a sermon from Matthew 20:1-16 called, “Is There No Justice?” He begins: “Often when I am counseling with people I will be reminded of a story that seems to fit their situation, and without even asking I will reach up and take it down off the shelf like a country doctor reaching for a bottle of pills, hoping that it will help them see their situation differently or understand it better. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but I can’t seem to keep myself from reaching for a story. And neither could Jesus.”

Our Preachers

Will Willimon is a retired bishop in the United Methodist Church, a powerful preacher, and a prolific author. His most recent book is: Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism.

Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (USA), the author of Crazy Christians, and one of the most sought-after preachers in America.

Amy Butler is the Senior Minister of the Riverside Church in New York City and a popular preacher, speaker, and writer. Her new book will be published in early 2018 by Random House.

Brian McLaren is a speaker, an activist, and bestselling author of More Ready than you Realize, We Make the Road by Walking, and, most recently, The Great Spiritual Migration.

Also featuring:

Lauren Winner, David Lose, MaryAnn McKibben Dana, Andrew Foster Connors, Grace Imathiu, Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, Claudio Carvalhaes, Brian Blount, Barbara Lundblad, Richard Ward, Luke Powery, Michael Renninger, Carla Pratt Keyes, Rachel May, Jason Micheli, Tracy Hartman, Mandy England Cole, Valerie Carter, Derik Jones, and Jim Somerville