In the salutation of a letter to the people of Thessalonia (I Thessalonians 1:3), the writer lifts up the value of “steadfastness.” Being steadfast isn’t the sexiest trait in the world, but solid dependability, showing up consistently and continuing to take the small steps of the life of faith and justice is a valuable trait. In this sermon, Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter defends “plodding along” and affirms all the plodders in the world. Looking at some of the stories of the Israelites plodding along for 40 years in the wilderness with Moses, he notices that they found plodding a challenge—they complained a lot! But interestingly, following the complaint came a miracle of one sort or another. Phil suggests that both complaint and celebration can be part of the plodder’s journey.
Oct 22, 2017 • In Defense of Plodding Along • Phil Porter • 10 am Sermon
Sunday Oct 22, 2017 10:00am
Exodus 15:22-24; 16:1-3; 17:1-2
Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost