June 20, 2021

B30: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2021)

Amy Starr Redwine

“Some of the best stories in the Bible are the stories of David, the shepherd boy, the musician, the poet, the warrior, Israel’s greatest king…Of all the many and colorful characters in the Bible, David is the one who feels the most like us, utterly, wonderfully, human,” begins Rev. Amy Starr Redwine, pastor of Richmond’s First Presbyterian Church. In today’s sermon from 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49, a childhood story about David reminds us that, when gripped by fear, we only need to remember one thing. “We are the beloved children of the living God, whose claim on us and whose love for us is stronger and deeper than any fear that threatens to overwhelm us.”

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