Keepin' It Holy


This is Rev. Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, August 25, 2013. The scripture is Luke 13:10-17. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.

This is from The Message:
10He was teaching in one of the meeting places on the Sabbath. 11There was a woman present, so twisted and bent over with arthritis that she couldn’t even look up. She had been afflicted with this for eighteen years. 12When Jesus saw her, he called her over. “Woman, you’re free!” 13He laid hands on her and suddenly she was standing straight and tall, giving glory to God.  14 The meeting-place president, furious because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the congregation, “Six days have been defined as work days. Come on one of the six if you want to be healed, but not on the seventh, the Sabbath.” 15But Jesus shot back, “You frauds! Each Sabbath every one of you regularly unties your cow or donkey from its stall, leads it out for water, and thinks nothing of it. 16So why isn’t it all right for me to untie this daughter of Abraham and lead her from the stall where Satan has had her tied these eighteen years?” 17 When he put it that way, his critics were left looking quite silly and red-faced. The congregation was delighted and cheered him on. The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.

This is the video that was shown after the sermon: