SR: Is it all about Bartimeaus?

Sermon Review

Link: Proper 25, Year B

Summary of what I was saying and why:
What if it’s not (just) about Bartimeaus? The healing aspect of Bartimeaus’ Gospel appearance can be too exclusive for some (if not many) of us. Fortunately, he and Jesus weren’t the only people on the road that day.

Theology: Jesus and transformation
Jesus Count: Good
Good News: Jesus delights in transforming Bartimeaus and us.
What did I change on my feet?
Mostly I cut things out. Didn’t miss them.

What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I’m not sure about the introduction still. I don’t know what would’ve worked, but I’m not sold on what I used.

What did work?
I liked approaching the story through the crowd.

Other sermons I liked:
Bartimeaus was popular this week.
The Rev Young
Bartimeaus and the Prodigal Son

The Rev Jones poses the question of whether healing is what Bartimeaus first asks for.

The Rev Condon
“There’s an element of engaging our faith in a way in which we accept what we pray for.”

And for a sermon on the Gospel, but not Bartimeaus:
The Rev Castellan
Wherein popular culture combines with a unique insight into faith and the Gospel.

(Don’t see your sermon or a sermon you liked? Maybe I don’t know about it. Leave me a comment with a link and I’ll take a look.)

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