A Slate-Cleaning Journey

**... unless you repent you will all perish** (Luke 13:7).
Scripture

Luke 13:7
Exodus 3:1-8,13-15; Psalms 103:1-4,6-8.11; I Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12; Luke 13:1-9

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Lent,
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Sermon Topic

Repentance,

Law enforcement officials in a Florida town received an informer’s tip that a large quantity of illegal drugs was going to be transported by car on the highway running through their municipality. Acting quickly, they erected a large sign on the thoroughfare which read:

SLOW DOWN. NARCOTICS INSPECTION AHEAD.

Actually, there was no narcotics inspection in place up ahead, but many drivers, seeking to avoid the inspection for whatever reason, immediately made U-turns on seeing the sign. And, surprise … surprise … those are the cars that were stopped and searched.

We’re well into the season of repentance. It’s self-inspection time. The warning sign Jesus posts in today’s Gospel Lesson is clear and unambiguous. And it’s meant for all of…

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