October 9, 2016

C46: The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Year C (2016)

Jim Somerville

In October, a month that often focuses on stewardship in churches, it could be tempting for a pastor to use today’s passage, Luke 17:11-19, the story of the ten lepers, to preach on tithing. Ten go out healed and only one comes back to offer thanks to Jesus. However, Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, says that he doesn’t think that is what this passage is about. So, what is it about? Listen as Somerville explains the significance of one healed leper, “and this one a Samaritan,” prostrate at the feet of Jesus.

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