We returned to the shepherd theme, bad shepherds in Zechariah and God being totally fed up, consigning the people to devouring themselves with exploitation, oppression, and violence. In Matthew, Jesus is explaining what the coming of the Kingdom will be like as he tells of the sorting of the flock between the sheep and the goats. This is when Jesus says to those called to receive the inheritance, for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.
Jesus makes it so simple to understand what is expected, not the hot mess organized Christianity has made it, twisting things in dozens of different directions and rarely coming anywhere close to this passage.
The surprising thing happens when we look over at Luke 17 and see how Jesus dealt with the same question about the end times. Can we live the coming Kingdom? Check out the sermon video below.
As a bonus, Anita videoed Mr. Riley Chance's first birthday at the church, and Mr. Ryan (Daddy) Chance's ordination as an elder.
Below those three videos, you'll find the downloads; Fairfielder answers and sermon text.