Sermons tagged with ‘Mercy’

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 13, 2020

For this Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, Peter asks Jesus a question about forgiveness. The reality is that we do sin against one another, and Jesus’ challenge that we forgive […]

Table Scraps and Divine Mercy

Who gets God’s mercy? Not them! Jesus certainly seems to have a knack for upsetting the orthodox, religiously impeccable Jewish authorities. Their carefully defined practices for maintaining ritual purity have been debated by the wisest of rabbis over time and serve as their assurance that they will be received into the presence of the Most […]

“It’s All About Grace”

The Lutheran Pastor was well known as an avid golfer. One exceptionally wonderful Sunday morning, he just had to play golf. Feigning sickness, he convinced the Associate Pastor to lead worship. As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, the pastor headed to a golf course about forty miles away. Setting up on the first tee, he was alone and far enough from his parish no one would know. About this time, Saint Peter leaned over to God. “Are you going to let him get away with this?”