Bible Readings: Luke 16:19-31
“Then Abraham said if they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead” Luke 16:31
As Christians, it is necessary for us to pay attention to sermons.
Unfortunately, many of us are not paying attention to Biblical sermons and teachings.
We take the messages for granted and don’t ever try to apply them to our lives. In the Anglican Church, it is not only sermons we hear on Sundays but also Bible Study.
In our focal passage, we have the story of a rich man who in hell made appeal to Abraham to send someone from heaven to his five brothers-who were living as he had lived, neglecting the teachings of the Torah and prophet-to warn them to amend their ways, for them not come where he was. In response, Father Abraham told him, there were preachers who were warning his brothers to whom his brothers had failed to listen to. If they failed to listen to God’s word, they would not listen, even, if anyone will go from heaven to warn them.
Beloved, it is dangerous to hear God’s warning through the messages of his servants and not to pay attention to them. As from this Lent, let us begin to take the word of God seriously. As we read our Bibles, participate in the Bible study and listen to sermons, let us adhere to the messages.