Proper 22 Faithing the Giants

Our passage today deals with two giants that seriously attack our faith: unforgiveness and pride. Although battling these giants is not as glamorous as public displays of faith such as healing or prophecy, they are critical and cannot be defeated without an infusion of faith. You could say our only hope for victory is not by facing the giants, but by faithing the giants.

Proper 21 Dead Men Don’t Lie

Our passage brings us face to face with His most specific anecdotal teaching on death, which lies ahead for all humans. He gives us a firsthand account of two who died and what it was like. According to Jesus, there are only two options: heaven and hell. As we look at the eyewitness account, we will be confronted with four facts about hell. Remember, dead men don't lie.