This is the video recorded for Mount Gambier Presbyterian Church for the weekend of June 21, 2020.
We’re planning to prerecord one more service, and then transitioning to livestream on July 5th.
Today I preached the sermon for the June 28 prerecord, and am actively thinking more about July 5, even though it’s only June 22.
Naaman’s story reaches what would seem to be a happy ending, if these were stories that were only concerned with happy endings.
But they’re being gathered for people who feared they were the definition of an unhappy ending, and who might have been tempted to think of God as simply the means by which their definition of a happy ending could be achieved.
God is the means to no one’s end.
That was the mistake that got the people to where they were.
God is the end in himself, and the story of Gehazi demonstrates that in graphic power.