Contributed on Mar 21, 2019
It's all about that invitation...
Surprise Endings: Lessons From The Wedding Banquet Matthew 22:1-14 Introduction If last week’s parable surprised us with grace and left us feeling grateful, this week’s parable will surprise us in a different way and leave us uncomfortable. At least it should. Parable of the Wedding Banquet ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2019
Are we ready for the Coming Christ?
Are You Ready? Matthew 25:1-13 Introduction Our series is Surprise Endings. Just like many favorite movies and mysteries, Jesus’ parables often carried an element of surprise, a plot twist that we may not be ready for as we are reading. In the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, all the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2019
We might think Christ will judge us based on our correct doctrine, faithful church attendance, or moral behavior. But in our text Jesus offers a different standard: our response to the needy people of this world - the least of these.
Surprise Endings: WHEN? Matthew 25:31-46 Introduction We are at the end of our four-part sermon series called Surprise Endings. This parable is different in some ways. It does not begin with “the Kingdom of heaven is like” - leading some to believe it is not specifically a parable. It is the ...read more