Sermon Series: Peculiar Treasures

Jenny and I are starting a sermon series this Sunday called “Peculiar Treasures.” We got the idea from a book by the same title by Frederick Buechner. He seems to have gotten the idea from the book of Exodus in which God says to the people of Israel: “Ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people, for all the earth is mine.” The treasures are the people, the individuals of the Bible. I thought of titling this sermon series “Peculiar Characters,” because I’m not sure all the characters are treasures. But Exodus 19.5 says “treasure” so “Peculiar Treasures” it is. I’ll be starting things off with the prophet Jonah this Sunday.