This coming Sunday, Nov. 18 is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. David will be preaching about God’s provision, using Jesus’ teaching on not worrying (Luke 12). We’ll explore the connection between God’s abundance and living free from worry.
One of the surprising moves Jesus makes in his teaching on worry is critiquing a “hero” of the Bible: Solomon. Jesus compares Solomon unfavorably to a field of grass covered in wildflowers. This would have been a rather shocking thing to say. Solomon was widely held as one of the preeminent kings in Israel’s history. Critiquing him would feel like critiquing Abraham Lincoln or Churchill.
Why does Jesus critique Solomon of all people? What’s the connection between Solomon’s pursuit of wealth and worry? And what’s the antidote to worry? All of this and more is the subject of Sunday’s teaching. Join us!