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“Last, But Not ‘Least’”

11/22/2020 Christ The King Sunday The text is Matthew 25:31-46. -o0o- [Jesus said to the disciples:] 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate … Continue reading

“What Will You Do With Your ‘Talent’?”

November 15, 2020 Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Matthew 25: 14-30. -o0o- 14 “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15 to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then … Continue reading

“Are We There Yet?”

November 8, 2020 Twenty third Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 25: 1-13. -o0o-  “When the end comes, the kingdom of heaven will be like ten bridesmaids. They took their oil lamps and went to meet the groom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 The foolish bridesmaids took their lamps, but they didn’t … Continue reading

“All Will Be Revealed!”

November 1, 2020 All Saints Day The text is Revelation 7:9-17 / Matthew 5:1-12. -o0o- Revelation 7:9-17.  9 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with … Continue reading

“Always Changing, Ever the Same”

October 25, 2020 Reformation Sunday The text is Romans 3:19-28 / John 8:31-36 -o0o- Romans 3:19-28.  Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For ‘no human being will … Continue reading

“Two Kingdoms”

October 18, 2020 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 22: 15-22 o0o- 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in … Continue reading

“You’re Invited”

10/11/2020 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Thomas 64: 1-11. -o0o- Jesus said, A person was receiving guests. When he had prepared the dinner, he sent his slave to invite the guests. The slave went to the first and said to that one, “My master invites you.” That one said, “some merchants owe me … Continue reading

“Vineyard for Lease”

10/4/2020 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 21: 33-46. -o0o- [Jesus said to the people:] 33 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another … Continue reading

“Walk the Walk”

9/27/2020 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 21: 23-32. -o0o- 23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus said to them, … Continue reading

“Help Wanted: Vineyard Workers”

9/20/2020 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 20: 1-16. -o0o- [Jesus said to the disciples:] 1 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his … Continue reading


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