A Sermon on Obadiah: the Day of the Lord

The sermon begins at the 42 minute mark. Delivered on June 19, 2022 at the Woodmont Hills Church of Christ.

Obadiah is the shortest book of the Hebrew Bible. It is a word of judgment against Edom who has mistreated, throughout its history, Israel and Judah.

What might such a brief ancient and situated address to Edom say to the contemporary church? Surprisingly, a lot.

Gloating over enemies? Pride in their invulnerability? Hatred of enemies? Yes, there is much to say. The Day of the Lord came to Edom, and it is comes to all nations who share their path. The Day of the Lord, a day of reckoning, will come to all nations.

The Civil War was such a reckoning in the United States. But have we learned anything about violence, hatred, and accountability to God?

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