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Don't Keep It In The Kitchen!

**What you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops** (Matthew 10:27).
Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalms 69:8-10,17,33-35; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10:26-33

Sermon Topic Good News

Sermon Week Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A

Scripture Summary Matthew 10:27


A man whose wife was sick, decided to do the cooking ...

He did quite well at it until, one day, he became very ambitious. He thought he would bake some bread.

As often happens the first time around, he misread the recipe and he put two cups (instead of two ounces) of yeast into the dough. After faithfully following all the other instructions, he put the dough near the heat and waited for it to rise.

Sometime later, his wife called down from the upstairs bedroom, "Have you put the dough in the oven yet, dear?" Frantically, the husband replied, "Put it in the oven? I can't even keep it in the kitchen!"

That's the New Testament. The New Testament is the leaven of the Word of God. It isn't meant to be kept in the kitchen. It isn't meant to be kept in the Church. The Word of God is meant to be proclaimed throughout the world.

In today's Gospel Lesson, Jesus says to His disciples, "What you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops."

In this, our act of Community Worship, God has gathered us together to experience the immediacy of His Presence. This means growing closer to God, as a Church People, loyal followers of the Lord, Jesus Christ. This act of Community Worship is a great gift from the Lord Jesus. We can enter into deep communion with God in this unique, life-enriching way. But this gathering together is not the total experience. There is a second part to it, without which the first part loses its meaning.

The same God who gathers us together to experience His awesome Presence, scatters us out into the world to witness to His Love for mankind.

The same God who reveals Himself to us here, reveals Himself to the world through us.

The same God who makes it possible for us to receive the Holy Spirit, requires us to breathe out the Holy Spirit. If we only breathe in, and never breathe out in this sense, our New Life in Christ is radically diminished.

The Gospels clearly tell us, over-and-over again, that the God who loves us [...]

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