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September 23rd, 2020

Remember the old light bulb joke? Brian Blount, President and Professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, remembers the first time he heard it. It was 1977. His brother, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University, asked Brian, “How many Richmonders does it take to change a light bulb? Four! One to change the bulb and three to talk about how good the old bulb was.” In this week’s Gospel lesson Jesus is “changing light bulbs,” and not everybody is happy about it.


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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