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Summary: A sermon for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost A sermon about being contentment with what you have

10th Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 13

August 5

Lectionary 18

Luke 12:13-21 (quickview) 

Ecclesiastes 1:2 (quickview) ,12-14 2:18-23

"Contentment?"

"Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity." Ecclesiastes 1:2 (quickview) , RSV.

"I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy business that God has given to the sons of men to be busy with. I have seen everything that is done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind." Ecclesiastes 1:12-14 (quickview) , RSV.

"I hated all my toil in which I had toiled under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me; and who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom under the sun. This also is vanity. So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labors under the sun, because sometimes a man who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave all to be enjoyed by a man who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. What has a man from all the toil and strain with which he toils beneath the sun? For all his days are full of pain, and his work is a vexation; even in the night his mind does not rest. This also is vanity." Ecclesiastes 2:18-23 (quickview) , RSV.

"One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me." But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?" And he said to them, "Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ’What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ’I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ’Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."" Luke 12:13-21 (quickview) , RSV.

Grace and peace to your from our Lord and Saviour, Jesus the Christ. Amen

When I told my wife that I was going to start off this sermon this morning with some song lyrics by the Beatles, she said you can tell you just turn 60.

Yes, I would like to share some lyrics from the Beatles’ song Can’t buy me love

Listen:

The Beatles - Can’t Buy Me Love Lyrics print version

Can’t buy me love, love

Can’t buy me love

I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright

I’ll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel alright

’Cause I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love

I’ll give you all I got to give if you say you love me too

I may not have a lot to give but what I got I’ll give to you

I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love


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