August 23, 2015

B39: The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2015)

Jim Somerville

Dr. Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches a sermon on this week’s Gospel lesson from John 6:56-69. Critics today might have told Jesus to “soften up his message a bit.” Dr. Somerville reminds us that Jesus is not afraid, nor does he even seem to think in the categories of failure and success. His whole agenda seems counter-cultural and what if he is right?