Texts for Sunday can be found here .
Back when I was a fuzzy young LutheranChik, one of my campus pastors liked to preach on the perils of cheap grace, and the oft-ignored relationship between "saved from what" and "saved for what."
Our lessons this week speak to those issues as well, from the powerful, compelling prose of Isaiah to Jesus' pithy story of the underperforming fig tree.
What will be your approach to these texts as you pray/plan/preach your way into Sunday? Will your emphasis be on the saved-from or the saved-for, or both? Might your congregation catch a whiff of burning sulfur in the air during your sermon, or are you going to spend time with the patient arborculturist of Jesus' parable who's willing to give the unpromising tree some TLC and one more chance? What's the good news in our texts? Or are you going off the lectionary in favor of another sermon text?
As always, please share your preacherly struggles and insights right here!