You can't take it with you. So what is your legacy going to be? And what if you have no legacy, what will you do then? God has a legacy.
his sermon is quite a bit different from how it was written, therefore, please listen to the sermon rather than read it. The sermon notes which are included for convenience.
Sermon delivered at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Berkeley.
July 31, 2016 - 11th Sunday after Pentecost
"Legacy". Text is from Luke 11:1-13
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen.
Good morning to you my sisters and brothers, saints and sinners, disciples of Christ and children of God.
What have you done in your time here? Will you be remembered when you are gone and for what? Can you take it with you?
Where has Jesus come on his journey now that people are calling after him to ask him to mediate in other people's affairs? We are already beginning to witness the kind of person that many of these people were beginning to attribute to Jesus, and there is this person in the crowd, who we assume it was a man, because no woman would be entitled to an inheritance in those days. This man has certain expectations of Jesus, and one of many expectations that the growing number of people following him would have of him, judge, like the judges of old before the period of kings. But Jesus is no judge, at least not as a man walking the earth. But it does lead to another question, and if any of Jesus's companions were surprised by his response, well, they must have not been walking with Jesus for very long.