Matthew 25:31-46, The Judgment of the Gentiles

[November 23, 2014] Today is Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the church’s calendar year before Advent begins. The text is another parable about Christ coming in judgment and follows the two parables from the two previous Sundays. Only there is a marked difference.

In the previous two parables, . . . → Read More: Matthew 25:31-46, The Judgment of the Gentiles

Matthew 25:1-13, Being Prepared for the Lord’s Delay

[November 9, 2014] With this morning’s reading we consider carelessness in view of the delay of the Messiah’s “Second Advent.” In Matthew 24:1-31 Jesus spoke to his disciples privately about the immanent desecration of the Temple and the attendant suffering. Jesus also spoke of the coming of the Son of Man in the . . . → Read More: Matthew 25:1-13, Being Prepared for the Lord’s Delay

Matthew 24:36-44, The Lord Is Coming!

[December 1, 2013] Today is the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the church year. Advent means “coming,” referring to the coming of the Lord. It is a season, lasting from now until Christmas (Christmas begins another season). During Advent there are four Sundays, each with a different emphasis. On . . . → Read More: Matthew 24:36-44, The Lord Is Coming!