The bi-weekly Chapel service on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Chapel is livestreamed every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am during the semester. Join us at www.sbts.edu. Today's message, from Esther 2:1-18 was delivered by Hershael York, The Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching and the Associate Dean of Ministry and Proclamation at Southern Seminary.
A sermon by Hershael York on a difficult text, Exodus 4:24-26, in which God tries to kill Moses and Zipporah, Moses' wife, responds by circumcising one of their sons and throwing the foreskin at Moses' feet. Is there gospel content in such a strange passage? How does a contemporary preacher handle such a challenging text? The sermon attempts to serve not only as faithful exposition but also as a model of how to handle obscure and difficult passages. The sermon starts at the 23:00 mark.
A sermon on the genocide of Ai in Joshua 8, the message serves not only as an exposition of this text, but strives to model how to deal with Old Testament texts that are difficult, even embarrassing, to a modern audience, as well as how to locate that text in the metanarrative of God's redemption of His people.