I gave this sermon at St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Anglican church in Pickering, Ontario on October 2, 2016. I hope some of you find it useful. The text for my sermon (from the week’s lectionary) was Luke 17:5-10:

     5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
7 “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’? 8 Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’? 9 Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!’ ”

One thought on “My Sermon on the Parable of the Duty-bound Slave

  1. Thank you Ian for an informative lesson on Parables and God’s grace.I found it helpful re your sharing about depression something I am not unfamiliar with.I am just recovering from some heart surgery and everything did’nt go exactly how I would have expected. You start to pray for God to speed up the natural healing progress and get impatient but God is in control. Blessings Geoff Thompson,South Australia. Ps you might recall I wrote a little while ago to get permission from you to use one of your photographs.


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