August 13, 2017

A39: The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year A

Jim Somerville

Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches a sermon from Matthew 15:21-28 called “Jesus on Vacation.” “He was exhausted,” Somerville says. “Everywhere he went people were begging him to help and heal, until he didn’t have time even to eat. He had to get away, and where he went was the region of Tyre and Sidon on the Mediterranean coast. I’m picturing a pastel-colored beach cottage, and the sound of lapping waves.”