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     Sermons | Passionate worship

    This sermon was preached by Pastor Keith Cardwell at Swift Presbyterian Church.

    Feb. 17, 2019 | Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Title goes here—
    Luke 6:17–26  Jeremiah 17:5–10

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    — Keith Cardwell   

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    Luke 6:17–26
    Holy Bible, New International Version

    Blessings and Woes
    17 He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, 19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

    20 Looking at his disciples, he said:

    “Blessed are you who are poor,
        for yours is the kingdom of God.

    21 Blessed are you who hunger now,
        for you will be satisfied.
    Blessed are you who weep now,
        for you will laugh.

    22 Blessed are you when people hate you,
        when they exclude you and insult you
        and reject your name as evil,
            because of the Son of Man.

    23 “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.

    24 “But woe to you who are rich,
        for you have already received your comfort.

    25 Woe to you who are well fed now,
        for you will go hungry.
    Woe to you who laugh now,
        for you will mourn and weep.

    26 Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you,
        for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.

    — The Word of God for the people of God.
    — Thanks be to God.

    Jeremiah 17:5–10
    Holy Bible, New International Version

    5 This is what the LORD says:

    “Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
        who draws strength from mere flesh
        and whose heart turns away from the L

    That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
        they will not see prosperity when it comes.
    They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
        in a salt land where no one lives.

    “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,
        whose confidence is in him.

    They will be like a tree planted by the water
        that sends out its roots by the stream.
    It does not fear when heat comes;
        its leaves are always green.
    It has no worries in a year of drought
        and never fails to bear fruit.”

    The heart is deceitful above all things
        and beyond cure.
        Who can understand it?

    10 “I the LORD search the heart
        and examine the mind,
    to reward each person according to their conduct,
        according to what their deeds deserve.”

    — The Word of God for the people of God.
    — Thanks be to God.

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