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Morning Worship: Leon: Difference between discerning, blind obedience

Morning Worship: Leon: Difference between discerning, blind obedience

“It has always seemed unfair to me that we Christians read the story of the sacrifice of Isaac from a Christo-centric viewpoint. It is a Jewish story — not written for Christians. There is something in it that is beyond a Christo-centric message,” the Rev. Luis León said during his sermon, “Discerning Obedience” during the 9:15 a.m. morning worship service Monday.

Morning Worship: Parables are meant to disarm, not alienate, the listener

Morning Worship: Parables are meant to disarm, not alienate, the listener

“Walter Percy has said that there are messages of observation and messages of news,” said the Rev. Luis León during his sermon, “Speaking in Parables,” at that 10:45 a.m. morning worship service Sunday. “We know when they are messages of news because they matter deep down inside. Jesus presents us with a Gospel that matters existentially. It is great good news for people who are dying of thirst, famine or illness.”

Morning Worship: Beautiful are the feet that bring good news

Morning Worship: Beautiful are the feet that bring good news

“My wife and I were sitting at the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in Denver, probably having a quesadilla and a beer, and there was a constant flow of traffic. We enjoyed the people watching. Susan said to me, ‘Watch the feet; you can tell who is homeless,’ ” said the Rev. Peter Marty at his 9:15 a.m. sermon, “My Feets Are Taking Me Somewhere!” at the morning worship service Friday.

Morning Worship: Singing is the only sufficient outlet for praise and worship

Morning Worship: Singing is the only sufficient outlet for praise and worship

“When we decide that we are creatures of the Lord, we allocate some of our words for praise. Worship is the practical name for this mouth-loosening activity. Sometimes, the words come out in song as we discover God beyond the debates, thinking and discussion; singing is the only sufficient outlet for praise,” said the Rev. Peter Marty at Thursday’s 9:15 a.m. morning worship service.