Unlikely people, unlikely places

January 22nd, 2020

“Where are you a local?” asks Reverend Amy Starr Redwine, pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia. In today’s passage, Matthew 4:12-23, we learn that Jesus does not go to his local places to find his disciples. Instead “he goes to a far to a far flung town on the northern coast of the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum,” says Redwine. In fact, he goes to the most unlikely people in this place, the fishermen. “Unlikely people from an unlikely place. This is how God makes disciples.” Where can God use you as God’s disciple? Where is your Capernaum?

This sermon is from A Sermon for Every Sunday, a series of lectionary-based video sermons designed for use in worship, Bible study, small groups, Sunday school classes or for individual use.

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