The Contempt Trap – Sherri Guenther Trautwein

 October 23, 2022

This week, in our fall sermon series, Then Jesus Said…, we spend time exploring the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Jesus uses this “simple” parable to challenge his listeners about their prejudices, their assumptions, and the trap of contempt – particularly when it comes to who is worthy of God’s mercy and grace. We’ll consider the limitations of grabbing onto the “easy” interpretations of text and what happens when we dig deeper.

Scripture Readings:

Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14