The Household of God? ... - 10/4/2009

Sermon text: Luke 14: 15-24

I am not going to preach long today … the gospel is being proclaimed in so many ways on this World Communion Sunday: The music, our liturgy, the Table.  I heard a story about a preacher who was known for his very long-winded sermons.  (No comments from you about the length of mine!)  One Sunday during an especially long sermon, one of the ushers got up and left mid-sermon.  The next day the preacher asked him why he got up and left.  The usher replied, “To get a haircut.”  “Why didn’t you get a haircut before the service?” the preacher asked.  The man replied, “Before the service … I didn’t need a haircut.” ... Read full sermon here (PDF).