Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 15-SEP-2019 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Vikki Waller
Pentecost 14 – Losses can be trivial; and losses can also be significant and heart-rending – there is so much heartbreak around the world because of natural and man-made disasters and the way people treat each other. Jeremiah tells of a period in the history of Israel when there was no compassion and little accountability in a so-called religious society; the Psalm points out how we suffer unforeseen consequences when we ignore God; and the gospel passage assures us that even when we do go astray, God is eagerly waiting for the chance to pull us out of our selfishness and self-destructiveness. The image of a good shepherd expresses tender care; and God has unmeasureable joy when he recovers a person who has been lost. There is no limit to God's grace.
Jeremiah 4: 11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14: 1-11; Luke 15: 1-10

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