Sermons from August 2017

Sermons from August 2017

Do What I Say, Not What I Do

Sermon from August 20, 2017. The sermon arises from the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant in Matthew 20:1-16. The parable is about one man who is forgiven a ridiculous amount of money who can’t seem to pass it along. We don’t know anything about that, right? We never hold people to a different standard than we hold ourselves to.

Weed Your Garden, Bro

Sermon from August 13, 2017. The sermon is based on the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds in Matthew 13:24-30, 36-42. The parable is familiar, but somehow we often miss the point of the parable. It’s not a coded story about how one day all the good people will be saved at the end of time. It’s more about here and now and what we do until then. What do we do in an…

The Economics of Dirt

This is the first of 6 sermons on Jesus’ Kingdom Parables in the book of Matthew. This is odd for a few reasons. The first is the subject matter. Jesus tells these parables to communicate about an alternative way the world should work called the Kingdom of Heaven (the other Gospels refer to it as Kingdom of God). The Kingdom of God is a reverse world that stands in…