Brothers and sisters in Christ,
Today we observed the 14th Sunday after Pentecost. The Epistle reading from Romans 13 reminds us to be subject and obedient to the governing authorities. This is a valuable reminder as we struggle under some of the restrictions that the governing authorities have currently placed on us. The Gospel reading focuses on have the faith of a child, but also touches on temptation and how we reconcile to one another. The sermon for this Sunday was upon the Old Testament lesson from Ezekiel 33:7-9. It was a call to the church to speak lest we be judged for not speaking. We have been silent for too long on things the world needs to know. We have been too silent on the will of God for what He expects of us, the Law. We have been too silent on what Jesus has done for us, the gospel. We have been too silent in not warning the world that Jesus is coming back. May this service encourage us in these days to be the voice of God’s Word in the world; the watchman of the Lord.
In Christ’s name and service,
Pastor Robert Weller