September 2, 2018

B41: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2018)

Judy Kincaid

The Rev. Dr. Judy Kincaid, winner of our “Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Preaching Contest” (wink), is Pastor of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church and New Hope Lutheran Church, in Menomonie, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the preaching program at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. For this sermon, she preaches on Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, and 21-23. Scandal alert! The disciples did not wash their hands before eating. If they scorn this tradition, what is next? What traditions have a stronghold in your congregation? How can Christians use their power to honor God instead of hurt others? What keeps you from looking like Jesus? Today’s sermon can help you take a look in the mirror and challenge yourself to make necessary changes to look more like Christ.