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Aug 11, 2019 | Rev Dave Buerstetta

Share Your Adventure

Luke 12:32-40

Just when you thought the “Rules of the Road” sermon series was over…we pull you back in! This Sunday, August 11th, Pastor Dave offers his Epilogue to the series with his sermon, “Share Your Adventure.”

 

Books, magazines, newspapers (remember those??), and websites dedicate millions of pages and pixels to thoughts on traveling: where to go, how to get there, what to do, places to eat — and of course the flip side of all those: where to avoid. 

Not all of it is innocuous, but much of those pages and pixels are meant to help others on their journeys. For many of us, after we’ve traveled somewhere new we cannot wait to tell our friends and family (and co-workers and complete strangers) all about the amazing sites we saw or tasty treats we tried or the incredible people we met. 

This desire to go and then to share with others about our travels goes at least all the way back to the beginning of the story of the People of God. All the way back to Abraham and Sarah. If it weren’t for those two fighting the urge to stay safe at home, we might not have a faith story at all!

 

Mark Twain famously wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Assisted by a few photos from some recent travel by members of our congregation, we’ll test that theory this Sunday. 

What can we learn from traveling?

How might God be at work in the places we go and the people we meet?

What happens when we joyfully Share Our Adventures with those around us?

Responses:

From Abraham & Sarah to various religions/faiths we come to a whole new world with more things in common if we see past fear/ignorance. You can find meaningful reason when traveling (even off the beaten path) to see God, not racism, prejudice, labels or hate. - Jane B.

"God told Abraham & Sarah to leave the safety of their home; it also meant taking a risk but God promised to keep them safe...Currently our world is full of hateful rhetoric...How do we change our hearts?  The scriptures seem to indicate that travel breaks down prejudice, makes us better people..."If you are free, then your job should be to work to free someone else.'" -Glenn N.

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