Sermon for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost

S. Pentecost 14.14 “Seven Seems A Lot” Matt. 18:21-35 What struck you about this text? That God requires Peter to do math? That Peter is being a little chintzy with forgiveness? Or that God has torturers? That last one is what got my full attention, I’ll admit!

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Sermon for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost 2014

    S. Pentecost 13.14 “Hobbling Into Heaven” Matt. 18:1-20 I have a confession—we start communion services like that, so it’s probably OK for sermons too… alright: you know how I say “this is my favorite text!” comically often? Well, just to prove they’re not all first-round

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