Be open

September 1st, 2021

After today’s gospel reading from Mark 7:24-37, we might ask, “Wait a minute. Did Jesus just call that woman a dog?” says Chuck Treadwell, Rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. He continues, “In short, the answer is, yes, he did…This a very troubling passage for us.” Listen as Treadwell puts this passage into context and helps us understand Jesus’s response as a way of “turning the whole inside/outside conflict on its head.”

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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