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We Are What We Eat

This is the sermon I preached on Sun., 10/16 at St. Timothy and St. Mark Lutheran churches. The scripture text is 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

When you were listening to the second reading today, did you think that it started out in an odd place? It starts out with "but don't let it faze you." What is not supposed to faze us? To find this out, we have to go back one verse which the lectionary oddly left out. "Verses 13 reads this way, "Unscrupulous con men will continue to exploit the faith. [They are] as deceived as the people they lead astray. As long as they are out there, things can only get worse." This is what Paul is warning us about--that there will come a time when there will be con men who will deceive the believers and that times could get worse. Then Paul tells Timothy and us not to let it faze us and to stick to what we have been taught.
Paul is stressing the importance and power of scripture and in spite of those who want the church of the warm fuzzie…