Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 26-JAN-2020 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsden
Epiphany 3 – The well-known story in Matthew's gospel, of four fishermen abandoning their occupations to follow Jesus and become "fishers of men", has often been misused as a requirement for Christians to go out with some sort of spiritual fishing gear, and use it for catching people and hauling them into the church. The metaphor would be better interpreted as an invitation to choose another focus of life, and be willing to learn from Jesus how to go into the world and express love for all, spreading God's light to shine into the darkest and most painful recesses of human existence and experience. The deep and continuing darkness and suffering of the First Peoples of Australia must not be forgotten. May we, as the community or body of Christ, be a blessing to others, allowing God's healing light to shine into some of our community's darkest places.
Isaiah 9: 1-4; Matthew 4: 12-23

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