Sermon — We are under a yoke

(Here is my sermon from yesterday’s worship. You can find the video on our church website —

W. Fowler wrote an article in 1913 about how in ancient Rome, when an army surrendered, there were three options of what to do with the defeated army. First, they might put them to death. There was nothing to prevent this except the tradition among Romans against unnecessary bloodshed.

Second, they might take them as prisoners of war and sell them as slaves. But there are practical complications with this option. You have to feed and guard…



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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.