The church’s story is permeated by squabbling from the very beginning. Jesus made it clear, in the celebration of the first communion meal in the Upper Room that he expected unity within his church. He said to do this in remembrance of me. Today, we know full well our culpability in the disunity of the church universal, so let us celebrate World Communion Sunday with one faith, one Lord, and one table. View this message for a blessing.
In this parable, a landowner recruited workers throughout the day to work in his vineyard, but pays everyone the same daily wage regardless of the number of hours they worked that day, which angers those who labored the longest. Is this fair? The parable warns against allowing one’s self to be reduced to a reward for one’s work and indicates that the kingdom of God has other metrics. We have a reward coming! Learn about this reward.
Jesus wants us get stronger and healthier by making the decision to forgive. He challenges us to turn that choice into an ongoing process, based on a willingness to forgive others because God has forgiven us. Listen to todays message and learn to forgive others. Click for video.youtu.be/n-5CnHqt8bU
In our Gospel reading, Matthew 18:15-20, Jesus discusses how broken relationships in human affairs can be handled. Discipline and reconciliation whether in a congregation or in personal relationship are important. Remember, we even love those who disagree with us. Right??? Click here to view video.