Scriptures for this Sunday are from the Book of Josua 24:1-15 & the Gospel of Matthew 4:8-10.
The Modern lesson is from the film Wonder Woman from excerpts of these two clips.
Today's sermon was inspired by and is dedicated to Senator John McCain. Just after finishing it, I learned of his passing. I give thanks for his life, his example, his courage, his humor, and the dignity and principles he stood on as a Senator of our country. I often disagreed with his policies, but he is one of a handful of politicians I have had unwavering respect and admiration for. Peace and blessings be to his family and all those who mourn the loss of someone who exemplefied what it means to live a life well lived, a life of service to others, and a life of reaching across the "political isle". I look forward to hearing President Bush and President Obama eulogize Senetor McCain--an example to so many.