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Rendering to God

10/22/2017 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Matthew 22:15-22. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s gospel is one that is familiar to all of us.  We have heard it argued that “Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and … Continue reading

When the King Calls

10/15/2017 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The text is Matthew 22:1-14.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today, I’m going to share a story with you.  It’s a very old one…one that I told over 20 years ago, but it’s just as relevant today … Continue reading

An Opportunity of a Lifetime

10/8/2017 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Matthew 21:33-43.  Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. I don’t know about you, but I love watching the commercials on TV.  Sure, they interrupt the program, but I often find that they are full of creativity … Continue reading

Are Good Intentions Good Enough?

10/1/2017 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 21:23-32.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Whenever we are in the year of Matthew, the parables of Jesus serve as our Gospel lesson for weeks on end.  Today, we have one of those … Continue reading