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More for the Least of These ~ Matthew 25: 31-46

November 26, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

The sermon on this Christ the King Sunday begins around the 31 minute mark.

This passage from Matthew which we read on this Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the liturgical year before we start Advent, is about Jesus – about what his kingdom of God demands, about how we are to serve Christ, and about how we are to be his people among the nations.

This passage took on a new and profound meaning for me last Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Heading towards Midnight ~ Joshua 24: 1-3, 14-25 and Matthew 25: 1-13

November 12, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

The sermon, Heading towards Midnight, begins around the 32 minute mark, with musical selections “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” (soloist Beth Zych and percussionist Chris Vandall) at around 28 minutes and Tom Trenney’s “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” (soloist Mark Schmidt) at 54 minutes.

These are hard texts to read and unpack. These are not “kumbaya” passages! You might feel bad for the poor maidens who got shut out of the party. You might be angry at the maidens who didn’t share. You may wonder about the fairness of God. You may focus on Joshua telling the people that God will punish them if they do not follow the rules– and wonder about the love of God. I am with you…. Read the rest of this entry »

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