Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 29-APR-2018 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Easter 5 – One of the fundamental strategies in a consumer economy is to encourage a culture of "What's In It For Me?", with more emphasis on individualism, personal satisfaction and self-absorption, than on living with others in community. But Jesus taught that it can be otherwise. In a parable he described himself in terms of a vine planted by God, with us, his followers as the vine's branches – a messy, crowded, tangled, wildly fertile, gorgeous richness of coexistence. In this picture, everyone is a part of the same vine, a large, diverse community, continuing the work of Jesus to bring God's kin-dom to the world. The "What's In It For Me" culture needs to be acknowledged, and rejected.
John 15: 1-8

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