Sin makes us all dysfunctional. Our sinful nature comes from being conceived by two
sinners. Because of sin we are all dysfunctional – not operating normally. In God’s eyes – normal is perfect, without sin. How does God overcome our dysfunction? With the grace of Jesus – his undeserved kindness. Jesus came to free sinners from the bondage of our sin so that we can have peace.
Old Testament Lesson: Genesis 37:1-11 (Jacob’s favoritism of his son Joseph)
Gospel Lesson: Luke 4:14-21 (Jesus has come to set prisoners free)