Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 07-JUL-2019 - 11 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 4 – Naaman the Syrian general had a dreadful skin disease, and on the advice of a small Jewish slave girl he went to the neighbouring kingdom of israel to track down the prophet Elisha, and ask the prophet to make the necessary arrangements for the God of Isreal to bring about a cure. Elisha didn't even open the door for Naaman and his delegation; instead he sent a message telling Naaman to go and wash himself in the river. Naaman overcame his anger at such a ridiculous suggestion when a servant persuaded him to accept the instructions with humility and graciousness, and put aside his dignity and arrogance. He bathed himself as directed and was cured. God's healing grace does not emerge from glitter and ceremony, but from humility and compassion.
2 Kings 5: 1-17

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