Put away the gods

Posted by Jacob Dell on

Proper 16

Joshua 24:1-2, 14-18; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69

We make much of our Declaration of Independence (and rightly so, as I preached on July 4th). As a culture, we prize autonomy and independence.

But have you ever thought what it would be like to make a declaration of dependence? That's exactly what the Israelites do in this Sunday's reading from Joshua. "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord," Joshua says. And the people respond, "we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God."

Peter makes a similar declaration of dependence, "Lord, to whom can we go?"

We should consider our declarations of dependence carefully. Click here to watch the sermon or read the transcript to find out to whom we should make them and why.