“The beginning of liberation often comes in the form of saying no to death”


A sermon offered on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2020.

While I know the opening chapters of Exodus are the origin story for Moses, for me Shiphrah and Puah steal the show. Their act of defiance and use of Pharaoh's ignorance and prejudice against him lays the foundation for continual confrontation and challenge. In their defiant "no" and their faith in God is the beginning of Israel's liberation.

Readings: Exodus 1:8-2:10 * Psalm 124 * Romans 12:1-8 * Matthew 16:13-20