God’s all-inclusive mercy
Collect: Proper 15
Almighty God, who hast given thy only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin and also an example of godly life: Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also endeavor ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Genesis 45:1-15 . . . Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers.
Psalm 133 . . . The treasure of unity
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 . . . The hopelessness of our disobedience lets God have mercy on us all.
Matthew 15:(10-20)21-28 . . . A bold Canaanite woman earns Jesus’ approval by clinging to his mercy.
“The Chemistry Of The Crumbs“, by Bishop T.D. Jakes (a five-part sermon).
Note: I would have titled this sermon “I’ve Got a Devil to Fight.” We all don’t have to be moms to be in the picture. The Chemistry of the crumbs works for all who have a devil to fight, all who have something or someone who, from time to time, insist on blocking the way of the God’s presence. We are all entitled to God’s mercy.