Sunday worship

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 20, 2019 10:55 AM
Knollwood Sanctuary

AntiSemitism and Misreading the Bible
Dr. Bob Setzer, Jr. preaching

Jeremiah 31:31-34
2 Timothy 3:14-4:2
Luke 18:1-8

The tragic history of antisemitism has been fueled in part by the belief that the “New Covenant,” fulfilled in Jesus, dispenses with the "Old Covenant." This assertion is fundamentally flawed. Instead, it is possible to believe, as 2 Timothy asserts, that “Jesus Christ is judge of the living and dead” (4:a), while also celebrating Jews as God’s children. This confession is vitally importance in today’s divided, hate-filled world.

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-26

Jesus warns that unrestrained anger makes one “liable to judgment” (Mt. 5:21). Unless such anger is examined, tested, and winnowed, it can destroy relationships and community. Thankfully, Jesus teaches us what to do when we’re “mad as hell.”