Sermon for the Last Sunday of the Church Year 2014

S. Last Sunday.14 “Never, and Not Them Either” Matt. 25:31-46 So, this morning, let’s cut right to the chase, just give the answer, no three card monte preamble, OK? The answer is “Never, and not them either…” Amen. You’re welcome. Oh, and the question to which “Never

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Sermon for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost 2014

S. Pentecost 23.14 “House Money” Matt. 25:14-30 This parable bedevils Lutherans, generally. We know that salvation is by grace alone, faith alone, for Christ’s sake alone (it’s not just a tagline either, it’s our bedrock belief!) but this parable seems to some to have something like good

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Sermon for All Saints Day 2014

S. All Saints.14 “A Place in the Sun” Rev. 7:9-17; Matt. 5:1-12 It wasn’t exactly a “double-dog dare” but it was pretty close. It was our Tuesday morning lectionary study group, the place whence all good sermon ideas flow, that challenged me. They know well my love

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