Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 14-JUN-2020 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 2 – What does hope look like? The Hebrew ethnic saga of Abraham and Sarah is a story of hope in the midst of hopelessness, with meaning and wisdom at many levels. God had promised Abraham that he would find a new life in a new country and become the father of a great nation; but try as they might, Abraham and Sarah simply could not start a family of their own. When Sarah was well past childbearing age God visited them in the form of three men who told them they'd be back in a year's time to see their new baby boy – and that's how it worked out. Despite the apparent hopelessness of the situation, the elderly couple's hope in God's promise was fulfilled. Many centuries later, Paul in his letter to the Romans was trying to communicate what he had discovered about God's grace towards humankind; and he suggested that we should be revelling in the fact that we have the hope of sharing in God's glory. What is hope like in these present times of anxiety and uncertainty? It is suggested that hope involves doing what is right, with courage and determination, telling the truth about the condition of our own soul.
Genesis 18: 1-15; Romans 5: 1-8

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