Sermon for Quinquagesima (Luke 18:31-43)

Sermon for Quinquagesima
Text: St. Luke 18:31-43
Rev. Paul L. Beisel

Dearly beloved in Christ:

When we were children, nothing was impossible. Nothing was too hard for our parents or God to do for us. We asked them for the most outlandish things, fully expecting them to get them for us or do it for us. Now as adults we look back on those childish requests and laugh. We’ve wised up. We know that some things are impossible. Some things are too difficult, even for God. So we don’t even bother asking Him. Instead of asking God to completely remove our cancer, we say, “God, I will be content if only you will just relieve my suffering a bit,” as if it is too difficult for God to do anything more. Even if we were bold enough to ask God for something impossible, we would expect something less…

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About Rev. Paul L. Beisel

Graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN in 2001 (M Div.) and 2004 (S.T.M.); LC-MS Pastor and Adjunct Instructor for John Wood Community College; Husband of Amy and father of Susan, Elizabeth, Martin, and Theodore.
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