The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard; Matt. 20:1-16
It was 59 with 11mph winds this morning for our 8th outdoor service. Today's Gospel is about the demand for equal treatment -unless of course equal treatment, itself, would be unfair, given an unequal effort.
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven; Matt. 18:1-20
Bret was our keyboard player for our 7th outdoor service. The commandments are summed up as, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Each of our lessons describes various actions toward our neighbor which often do not look to be loving, at all. This morning we will discover how love lies beneath these actions.
This morning’s Old Testament and Gospel reading each tell of a conversation between a ‘hero’ of faith and God. In both conversations the hero is taken to task by God for having doubted His wisdom and authority.