January 31, 2021

4th Sunday of Epiphany

Mark 1:21-28 describes a series of events unlikely familiar to us:  A person possessed by and the exorcised of an unclean spirit!

Pastor Rob reflects on how we might understand “unclean spirits” and the work of evil in our world today.   The picture (taken from RVA News website) shows the boxcars used to transport people during the Holocaust, certainly an example of “unclean spirits” dwelling in our world.

The sermon also reflects on how we can see Jesus at work, freeing people from unclean spirits.  Pastor Rob takes up the question, what might an exorcism today look like?