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The Dangers Of Being Religious
Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22

from the book
Sermons On The Gospel Readings
Series I, Cycle B

Stephen M. Crotts


Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23


 

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Jeff Foxworthy has made a career of telling "redneck" jokes. For instance, "You might be a redneck if someone asks you for some identification and you show them your belt buckle." The South doesn't have a lock on rednecks. The North has them also. For instance, "You might be a northern redneck if you've ever burned a tire on the hood of your car in winter to help get it started."

Here in the church I'd like to poke fun at some of the straight-laced, self-righteousness that passes for Christianity. So, behold, I bring you the Pharisee joke!

For instance, you might be a Pharisee if you've ever shouted, "Amen!" more than 51 times during a single sermon on somebody else's sin. You might be a Pharisee if you think the only music God listens to is at least 100 years old ... if you're sure nobody has ever had to forgive you ... if your black leather Thompson Chain Reference Bible ...

This Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 sermon, The Dangers Of Being Religious, is based on Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 and relates to Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The Gospel Readings . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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