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September 2020 Program Summaries

September 6, 2020 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 32:1-7; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:10-20
“Sinners, Listen to David!” - Sermon Text: Psalm 32:1-7 - Rev. Dr. Walter Maier III

We are sinners. That is the sad reality. But more can and must be said – listen to what David has to say!

 

September 13, 2020 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 103:1-12; Genesis 50:15-21; Matthew 18:21-35
“The Merciful Master” - Sermon Text: Matthew 18:25-27 - Rev. Thomas Eggold

As you consider your sin and struggle with the burden of guilt that we all bear, today’s reading will bring you the promise that because of the atoning work of Jesus Christ, the Master has canceled your debt and welcomed you into His kingdom. And now, because of this unfathomable gift of grace you and I can forgive our brother or sister from the heart.

 

September 20, 2020 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 27:1-9; Isaiah 55:6-9; Matthew 20:1-16
“Unfair!” - Sermon Text: Matthew 20:15 - Rev. Shayne Jonker

One of the toughest pills for religion to swallow is the idea that God justifies the ungodly and that our salvation at the world’s end is not based on our works, our achievements and our accomplishments, but the sheer grace of God in His Son Jesus Christ who doles out a denarius of salvation to everyone alike, whether a life long Christian or a deathbed convert.

 

September 27, 2020 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 25:1-10; Philippians 2:1-4, 14-18; Matthew 21:23-27
“By What Authority” - Sermon Text: Matthew 21:23-27 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

Jesus’ authority comes from His Father. He uses that authority to bring eternal healing and life. Yet many challenge His divine authority even though He uses it for our benefit.