Note: The presiding minister for this Sunday was Heather Yerion-Keck.
Cherished beliefs are the core of our lives. They guard our actions in every way and when people or situations challenge them, the drive to be right kicks in. But being a follower of Jesus Christ is not about being right in the eyes of the world. It’s about being right in the eyes of God. That sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? But in today’s story, I can understand James and John. They represent every one of us at some point in our lives, whether it’s watching two children fighting over whose turn it is on the iPad and who’s right and who’s wrong. Or watching two coworkers who have opinions that are different about everything. Or even that conversation with your beloved family member who has a completely opposite political opinion on every topic and who insists on explaining to you exactly why you are wrong and they are right. [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]