Naked man in a graveyard

June 19th, 2019

“We’ve all had experiences where something disrupts the norm and somebody does something that is inappropriate,” says Brian McLaren in his introduction to this week’s sermon. This naked man running around a graveyard in Luke 8:26-39, for instance. “Everyone knows about him and he’s kind of an embarrassment,” McLaren continues. But Jesus confronts the evil that oppresses him, casts it out, “saves” him. What would that kind of salvation look like in our own time — that beautiful freedom from oppression — and where do we begin?

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.

For more sermon preparation help, check out Pulpit Resource, Will Willimon's weekly lectionary-based sermon resource, available online and through a print subscription.

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