Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 25-AUG-2019 - 9.30 AM Sermon and talks
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 11 – Migrant and Refugee Sunday – The recording starts with short accounts from two persons who arrived in Australia as refugees, and they tell how they came to recognise the love of God through their experiences and the ways they were welcomed. The sermon that follows is based on the account in Luke's gospel of Jesus healing a crippled woman during a sabbath worship service, which infuriated the worship leader and left the congregation overjoyed – how do we leave room for the healing presence of the risen Jesus to show up and surprise us, despite our ingrained attitudes and practices? After the sermon their is a third refugee account, from a migration agent who tells of her struggle with Australian Immigration bureaucracy over the fate of a very sick, unaccompanied teenage boy from Afghanistan. She took the boy into her own home to save him from being deported, and he is now a permanent resident and a successful businessman.
Luke 13: 10-17

Playing Time   –   29:28