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Septuagesima Outlines – Matthew 20:1-16

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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Septuagesima Note from Dr. Gibbs

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

[The Gospel for Septuagesima is Matthew 20:1-16.  The following is from Dr. Gibbs’ excellent commentary on Matthew.  He is commenting on the verses immediately preceding Matthew 20. -TAP] When Jesus responds to Peter, he begins by affirming the unique status of Peter and the Twelve in a remarkable way (19:28), but then he immediately broadens […]

Sermon for Septuagesima

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Do you see how this vineyard owner operates? It’s not a merit-based system, but a grace-based mentality. He is the owner and he is allowed to do as he pleases with what belongs to him. This is not a lesson no how to run a business. Jesus was not a CEO or an example-setter, so we should not rush back to work tomorrow morning and insist that everyone be paid the same thing regardless of education, experience, or job performance. This parable does not teach us how to run a business. Rather, here we see two dynamics of God’s character at work in our lives: righteous judgment and outrageous grace.

Septuagesima – Matthew 20:1-16

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I’m following Rev. Joshua Scheer‘s lead and preaching on the “three-fold emphasis” of the LC-MS during Gesimatide. My departure from his scheme is preaching on MERCY this week instead of LIFE TOGETHER. I’ll do LIFE TOGETHER for Quinquagesima. In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit This […]

Sțckhardt on Septuagesima РMatthew 20:1-16

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The few who are saved owe their salvation alone to mercy, to the wonderful grace and omnipotence of God. Does God, who makes possible the salvation for the few, make salvation impossible for the many? Is it God, who out of pure pleasure opens up the kingdom of heaven for the few, then out of […]