Holding Romans 4:20 to 5:5 in one hand and James 2:14-24 in the other, Rev. Cari answers the second Stump the Preacher request in today’s sermon. She digs into all the Hebrew and Greek words behind the English word “justification” to show how God’s purpose is the healing and renewal of all creation.
If you think the world is “going you-know-where in a hand-basket” OR if you have stopped watching the news because you can’t stand all the bad news, then this sermon is for you.
Of course, by the end of it, Rev. Cari realized that it’s only a prelude, and there’s a third Stump the Preacher sermon on the horizon sometime… about “sanctification” – how God works in us to invite our cooperation with God’s purposes. Stay tuned for that one!