On the first Wednesday of the month, we invite a member of our community to write a guest post for our blog. This post is a sermon written and preached by Chad Lucas, who's a member of our Halifax GS group. It's about an inefficient mission trip, scapegoating, liberation, and community. He preached this sermon over Zoom at our Sunday service as part of our East Coast Virtual Connection in July 2020. You'll find a link to the captioned video underneath the scripture, and a transcript below that.
They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.