Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 05-JUL-2020 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 5 – While Greg was enjoying some fishing along the Huon River in Southern Tasmania, he couldn't help but notice that something was moving through the bush nearby and keeping up with him; and the something turned out to be an emaciated cow, struggling along with a tangle of barbed wire around her legs, unable to care for herself. She was too terrified to be approached and helped. What do we carry around that entangles us and stops us from living the full life that God intends for us? Jesus was greatly moved by the sight of people wandering like sheep without a shepherd, or a cow entangled in barbed wire. He has told us that his burden is light and his yoke easy; he has said, "Come to me, all of you with heavy, unnecessary burdens, and we'll work together. What we'll do together is easy. Learn from me how God sees life." Most religious burdens result from a distorted understanding of God's requirements, and the way they are misused for purposes of manipulation and control; and the result is fear, embarrassment, guilt, shame, and feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness. God is not like that; God's law is meant to protect us and set us free.
Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30

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