What the world rejects, God accepts

October 8, 2017

To be rejected by the world is to be found by God. Christ is the son and heir who is rejected, killed, and cast out so that God may vindicate him. Jesus regarded his loss as nothing compared to the surpassing value of God's promise to raise him from the dead. We can share in his vindication and resurrection once we stop counting our losses and start answering God's call.

Readings from Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46.

Preached by the Rev. Jake Dell on October 8, 2017 at Holy Trinity Church Inwood.

Transcript available here.