Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 23-SEP-2018 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 18 – "Then he took a little child ..." – The twelve disciples had been arguing about who was the greatest among them. Jesus had to tell them that in God's kingdom, the greatest was not the person with the most power and authority over others, but the person acting as a servant to the lowest and most vulnerable; and in his lesson he drew their attention to a little child. Children are utterly dependant on others, they are vulnerable to all manner of abuse, they often get into trouble, and they can be unwelcome nuisances. It's much the same for any of us when we find ourselves on the edges of society. Jesus assures us that when we welcome people like these in his name, we are also welcoming them in God's name and on God's behalf.
James 3: 13 - 4: 8a; Mark 9: 30-37

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