July 3, 2016

C32: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year C (2016)

Joanna Adams
No matter how we are baptized, “there are repercussions for the rest of our lives. From our baptism day forward, we are marked as Christ’s own forever. Nothing can or ever will erase that basic identity,” begins Joanna Adams. In her sermon called, “The Ego and the Miracle,” she preaches from 2 Kings 5:1-14, the story of Naaman’s healing. Elisha’s messenger tells Naaman to go wash in the Jordan seven times and he will be cleansed of his leprosy. Naaman gets angry and goes away. But his servants say, “Father if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was ‘Wash and be clean’?” What do you need to be cleansed from today? Listen as Adams tells us how we can experience healing just as Naaman did.
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