2020.10.04 Sermon (PDF manuscript)
When you think that Christian faith has no place in challenging the tyrants of the world, read the book of Exodus, and be uplifted by its story that tells us that God’s ultimate design for creation will not be thwarted by the likes of men like Pharaoh.
You see, people like pharaoh don’t like to be told that they aren’t the final word on everything. When political figures like him don’t get their way, they tend to throw temper tantrums. They dig in their heals, they cross their arms across their chest, they get grumpy, and they lash out and everybody and everything. Nothing is ever their fault and everyone else is to blame. If they don’t get their way, they’re willing to burn the whole place to the ground on their way out.