Saints and Troublemakers
Pastor Amy recites the tale of Elijah’s encounter with King Ahab and the dramatic showdown on Mount Carmel. Elijah was accused by the king of being a troublemaker. He absolutely was. In the way he challenged courageously, engaged humor and sarcasm (he had a potty mouth) and yet ultimately with prayerful humility, Elijah gives us a model of saintly trouble-making, calling God’s people to the heart of God.
Skip ahead to minute 4:37 if you want to get right to the preaching and skip over the story. But it’s a pretty good story.
Amy Marie Epp
Narrative Lectionary, Year 2
Full text of the sermon including scripture here.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence who engage in a prophetic ministry using ‘humor and wit’.
First Treatise against enslavement, written by Mennonite/Quaker based on the teachings of Jesus, including the Golden Rule