Sermon 26 November 2017

Investing in Christ’s Kingdom: Prayer by Fr. Dana

  • The Lord cares for His sheep; He will judge between the “takers” and the “givers” – Ezekiel 34
  • It is a joy to be the flock under the Lord’s care – Psalm 95
  • The One who cares for the sheep is the One who has dominion over all – 1 Corinthians 15
  • Jesus administers eternal judgment to both givers and takers – Matthew 25
  • Faithful servants invest in the Master’s work; prayer is the place to begin

Simple Summary:  We cannot love our neighbors via words alone.  We cannot sit on the sidelines and refuse to participate (Jesus’ parable of the talents, Matthew 25:14-30).  Every Christian is called and equipped to pray.  Through prayer the Holy Spirit touches people in places your hands cannot reach.

Lectionary:  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 95:1-7a; 1 Corinthians 15:21-28; Matthew 25:31-46

Referenced Scriptures: John 14:15-18; Matthew 22:39; John 15:13; Luke 9:23; Revelation 3:16; Matthew 10:42; John 14:12; Luke 9:11; John 10:10; Matthew 10:8; Luke 10:1-12; Mark 16:17-18; 2 Corinthians 4:7

Recording –  St. Stephen’s CEC, London:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnAGAZ0NqNB2sz1BX

Recording – St. Andrew’s mission, Edinburgh:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnAIsbUe3cCiS6n-e

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