The Odessa Record -

By Rev. Pierce Chadburn
Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church 

Pastor's Corner


Last updated 7/1/2021 at 11:30am

Note: This is a sermon from Sunday, June 6, 2021, and is slightly adapted from the original.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

Today's Gospel (Luke 16:19-31) is the story of the rich man and Lazarus. I say story because it is not called a parable and is quite possibly a history. Parables, some say, are meant only to teach one thing. But if the story of the rich man and Lazarus is a parable it breaks this rule, because it teaches multiple things and is hard to summarize.

First, this Gospel teaches us that there is both a place of torment and a place...

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