Hungry For God

Hungry For God

This is Rev. Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, October 2, 2016. The scripture Mark 2:13-17. 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:
13-14 Then Jesus went again to walk alongside the lake. Again a crowd came to him, and he taught them. Strolling along, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, at his work collecting taxes. Jesus said, “Come along with me.” He came. 15-16 Later Jesus and his disciples were at home having supper with a collection of disreputable guests. Unlikely as it seems, more than a few of them had become followers. The religion scholars and Pharisees saw him keeping this kind of company and lit into his disciples: “What kind of example is this, acting cozy with the riffraff?” 17 Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit.”

The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.

breads on our communion table representing the Middle East, East India, our First Nations people, our Jewish family, and more.

breads on our communion table representing the Middle East, East India, our First Nations people, our Jewish family, and more.