Should our religion make us comfortable? Just as a wimpy workout doesn’t have much effect on our physical fitness, we can expect something similar in our practice of faith.

Jeremiah and Jesus asserted that the false prophets only preached what people wanted to hear, a gospel of comfort. Dr. Vamos asserts that the preaching of Jeremiah and of Jesus was about putting the comfortable into the zone of creative discomfort, the “orange zone,” where growth and change take place.

Should our reading of the Bible disturb us – in order to change us?

Jeremiah 1:4-10
Luke 4:21-30

Sermon preached by Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Vamos February 3, 2019.