Luke 3:1-21 tells the story of John the Baptist calling the nation to repentance and baptism and how Jesus is baptized.
How quickly they forget. The children of Israel had just be miraculously rescued from slavery in Egypt. God spoke directly to them from the mountain and entered into a blood covenant. They were to be God’s treasured possession among all nations, God’s holy priesthood. They simply had to keep their end of the covenant.
They didn’t last 40 days before they turned to the status quo and crafted a Golden Calf.
This sermon explores how we, too, are regularly tempted to turn away from the wild claims of God’s love for the whole world and hunker down into our familiar safety zones.
This episode introduces the project. The goal is to make a graphic novel style rendition of the Gospel of Luke.
What are the American gods that distract us and pull us away from the God revealed to Moses on Mt. Sinai and made flesh in Jesus?