Sermons are, at least in part, on "thinking" the human, and the resolution of difficult notions. Not that a sermon is going to offer all the answers to "life's most persistent questions" (ala Guy Noir, private eye), but that it will at least take on those notions, going to Scripture and coming back with a good word. Preaching should never be pablum, or boring. It needs to stick to the big, difficult stuff, because we have a big, difficult, and amazing God.
This Sunday, we take on one of the great Lutheran paradoxes. Luther, in the freedom of a Christian, wrote, "A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all." Our lessons offer an opportunity to explore the truth behind this dialectic. See you in worship.
In Christ, Pastor Clint+
p.s. For those of you who like such things, I usually post updates on Twitter throughout the week preparing readers for the Sunday sermon. You can follow these posts @Schnekloth, and the sermon-related posts now include the hashtag #sermontease