What Can I Do
This is Pastor Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, June 22, 2014. The scripture is Matthew 10:40-42. 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:
40“We are intimately linked in this harvest work. Anyone who accepts what you do, accepts me, the One who sent you. 41Anyone who accepts what I do accepts my Father, who sent me. Accepting a messenger of God is as good as being God’s messenger. Accepting someone’s help is as good as giving someone help. This is a large work I’ve called you into, but don’t be overwhelmed by it. It’s best to start small. 42Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won’t lose out on a thing.”
The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.