Sermon 7th Sunday after Pentecost 2014

S. Pentecost 7.14 “Sorting Hat” Matt. 13:44-52 Everyone has always seen these three little parables belong together, form a unit of sorts. But what do they really have in common? I would say sorting… Each of the three deals with sorting things out, good from bad, precious

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Sermon 6th Sunday after Pentecost 2014

S. Pentecost 6.14 “Lions, and Tigers, and Tares…” Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43 “Lions and tigers and tares—oh my!” I hate tares—weeds, in non-King James English, don’t you? I really hate ‘em. Because weeds are just plain bad. Really bad. They look awful; and they ruin the good grass

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Sermon 5th Sunday after Pentecost 2014

S. Pentecost 5.14 “Seed, Everywhere” Matt. 13:1-9, 18-23 This is one of those parables of Jesus that is like a Rorschach, ink-blot test. What you see in it maybe says more about you and your preconceptions than it does about the parable itself. It will smoke out

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