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Marcus Grodi Reflects on a Thanksgiving Sermon He Preached in 1985

November 24, 2020 No Comments


In a special Thanksgiving edition of Deep in Scripture, Marcus Grodi shares audio from a sermon he preached on the Sunday before Thanksgiving in 1985, when he was still a Presbyterian pastor in central Ohio.

The text for that sermon came from Philippians 4:6, where St. Paul exhorts his readers to “have no anxiety about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”

In 1985, as a Presbyterian pastor, Marcus preached on the need to present our prayers with thanksgiving, because we know that God is trustworthy.

On this episode, Marcus reflects on that same passage with the benefit of 35 years of hindsight, to share how his understanding of this passage from St. Paul has deepened over time.