This is a sermon dialogue written by Rev. Ted Schroeder. Art and design by Lindsay Galvin. Copyright (c) 2016 by Creative Communications for the Parish.
When did we see Jesus naked, hungry, thirsty, sick, or in prison, and minister to him? Truly, whatever we did for the least of these, his brothers, we did unto him!
Sermon: God’s Return
Texts: Matthew 25:14-30
Focus Statement: God graciously entrusts his world to our stewardship and care.
Function Statement: That they would gladly serve the master for his glory.
Sermon: A New Song
Texts: Psalm 149; Revelation 7:9-17
Focus Statement: Worship begins with the joy of our salvation.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice in hope of Christ’s promised final victory.
Sermon: The Watchman’s Calling
Text: Ezekiel 33:7-9
Focus: God charges pastors to keep watch over our souls, calling us to repentance and life.
Function: That they would heed the voice of God through the preached Word.
Sermon: The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds
Text: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Focus: The Lord is patient with sinners, giving us time to repent.
Function: That they would not be quick to judge or condemn others.
Text: Genesis 18:17-33; Luke 11:1-13
Focus: God always answers prayer.
Function: That they would boldly and confidently approach God’s throne of grace in prayer.
Text: Luke 9:51-56; Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Focus: Jesus is forgiving and slow to anger.
Function: That they would show the same patience and forgiveness that Jesus does for us.
Structure: Four Pages (Law-then-Gospel)