Sermon of January 27, 2019 — “The Kingdom Calls for Charity”

Matthew 5 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 “Blessed are…

Sermon of Sunday, October 9, 2011–“Regrets Only”

This is a challenging parable of judgment.  As with any parable, there’s probably more on the page than could ever be mined and it doesn’t always have to be internally consistent.  Jesus often spoke in very broad terms–camels passing through the eye of the needle, people harvesting enormous amounts of grain, and so on. What…