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Oct 22, 2017 • In Defense of Plodding Along • Phil Porter • 10 am Sermon

Phil Porter
Sunday Oct 22, 2017 10:00am
Sermon

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.

Scripture
Exodus 15:22-24; 16:1-3; 17:1-2
Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
Sermon Series
#BlessedTomorrow
Content Categories
Progressive Christianity
Social Justice
Racial Justice
Environment
Inclusion/Diversity
Community
Love
Spirituality
Keywords
steadfast
steadfastness
plodding
Moses
wilderness
complaint
journey
progress
miracles
celebration