Sermon Series
  • 1. Lessons From The Wedding Banquet

    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 more

  • 2. Are You Ready?

    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 more

  • 3. Surprise Endings: When?

    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 more