The Proper Attire

The Proper Attire

The sermon text for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost is from Matthew 22:1-14. The Parable of the Wedding Feast [1] And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, [2] “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, [3] and sent...
Under the Care of Faithful Workers

Under the Care of Faithful Workers

The sermon text for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost is from Matthew 21:33-46 (ESV). The Parable of the Tenants [33] “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and...
Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. In the second half of today’s Gospel reading, we hear Jesus confront some of His opponents with a parable.  Yet while His immediate hearers were the chief priests and the elders of the people,...
Living in a Manner Worthy of the Gospel of Christ

Living in a Manner Worthy of the Gospel of Christ

The sermon text for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost is from Philippians 1:27 (ESV). Philippians 1:27 [27] Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in...
Giving & Forgiven, For Giving & Forgiving

Giving & Forgiven, For Giving & Forgiving

The sermon text for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost is from Matthew 18:21-35 (ESV). Matthew 18:21-35 The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant [21] Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven...
Law, Gospel, and Realms

Law, Gospel, and Realms

The sermon text for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost is from Matthew 18:1-20 (ESV). Matthew 18:1-20 Who Is the Greatest? [1] At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” [2] And calling to him a child, he put him in...