The Cost of Following Jesus

SermonSermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
The Text:  Matthew 10:34-42
32  So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,
33  but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
34  “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35  For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36  And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.
37  Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38  And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
40  “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.
41  The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward.
42  And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Should you wish to access Pastor Kerner’s sermon archive, you can do so at https://gslcsuffield.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/sermon-archive-2010-2011/

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 585 South St. (Route 75), Suffield CT 06078 USA  http://www.gslcsuffield.com

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