“It’s Costly…”

The readings for the day are: Deuteronomy 30:15–20, Philemon 1–21, and Luke 14:25–33.

The transcript for the sermon is as follows: CS Lewis is quoted as saying — “I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”

Thus, we have the readings for this Sunday that can only be summarized as the antithesis of the popular recommendations on how to grow a church.



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.