Sunday, September 30, 2018
“LAZARUS AND WHAT’S-IS-NAME”
Text – LUKE 16:19-31
GRACE BE UNTO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD THE FATHER AND FROM OUR CRUCIFIED AND RISEN LORD AND SAVIOR – JESUS THE CHRIST.
In yesterday’s FAMILY CIRCLE cartoon, two little boys were looking out the window on a cold and rainy day. One boy turned to the other and said “I wish God wouldn’t wash the world on Saturday.”
Well, once again this morning, in our text, Jesus is telling a parable in which – unlike the boy in yesterday’s cartoon – we have a picture of God’s view of the world in which we all live.
In our world, unlike most of his Judean neighbors, a certain rich man lived in a home where only Roman officials and Israelites who worked for the Romans lived.
The homes had lots of rooms, plenty of outdoor space and a good solid wall to insure privacy. In an