It finally feels like summer has passed here in Los Angeles. Temperatures are in the low 50s/high 40s. I always joke that in the Los Angeles area there are two seasons: sunny and cloudy. 😛 I know that with the changing of seasons, people are getting colds and such. Please take care of yourself. If you need any help, please reach out to me. Pastor Eula will be away doing Naval Chaplaincy training until early December.
Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday November 8th for those in the USA.
Sermon: At the Party
Scripture: Luke 20: 27-38
27-33 Some Sadducees came up. This is the Jewish party that denies any possibility of resurrection. They asked, “Teacher, Moses wrote us that if a man dies and leaves a wife but no child, his brother is obligated to marry her and give her children. Well, there once were seven brothers. The first took a wife. He died childless. The second married her and died, then the third, and eventually all seven had their turn, but no child. After all that, the wife died. That wife, now—in the resurrection whose wife is she? All seven married her.”
34-38 Jesus said, “Marriage is a major preoccupation here, but not there. Those who are included in the resurrection of the dead will no longer be concerned with marriage nor, of course, with death. They will have better things to think about, if you can believe it. All ecstasies and intimacies then will be with God. Even Moses exclaimed about resurrection at the burning bush, saying, ‘God: God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob!’ God isn’t the God of dead men, but of the living. To him all are alive.”