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Sermon for Sunday, August 20, 2017 – Matthew 15:10-28

Posted on Aug 22, 2017

Every bit of scripture we have this morning is about God drawing diverse peoples into fellowship…with God…and with one another. Now, who says the Bible’s not relevant? In the gospel, Jesus’ ministry gets challenged and it gets expanded by his encounter with a woman who is ethnically and religiously different. Our brother Paul, writing to the Church in Rome, writes to the Romans about how it is that God remains faithful to the Jewish people…even as God does something new through Jesus and the Church. And then in the Old Testament, Isaiah speaks to a nation that is rebuilding itself and is wondering just how inviting they should be to outsiders, to foreigners. The Word of...

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