Like It’s 1999 | July 11, 2021 | Bethany Lutheran Church

Jul 11, 2021

Preacher: Jon Coyne


What a party! The birthday party for Herod was filled with people, food, and festivities beyond what we can imagine. These Roman feasts were known for their extravagance and for doing thing which can best be described as excess multiplied by excess. The story told by Mark clearly removes many details, but the end result is that Herod is caught up in the excess and takes the life of John, even though he fears John. We also do things we fear, get caught in the aftermath…but Jesus is the one who leads us away from the wild parties we think we want.