Jesus’ Parables On Justice

THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS

April 11, 2020

Matthew 25:31-46 Rev. Dr. Phaedra D. Blocker New Baptist Covenant/Palmer Theological Seminary, St. Davids, Pennsylvania I have sometimes wondered why Jesus chose the images of sheep and goats to illustrate this parable. After all, sheep and goats are similar species, so why would they symbolize such different fates? Well, a little digging into animal husbandry…

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The Sheep and the Goats

April 10, 2020

Matthew 25:31-46 “When the Son of Man comes as King and all the angels with him, he will sit on his royal throne, and the people of all the nations will be gathered before him. Then he will divide them into two groups, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will…

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THE TWO SERVANTS

April 9, 2020

Matthew 24:45-51 Rev. Charles W. Quann Bethlehem Baptist Church I remember once walking around in Center City Philadelphia and seeing a homeless man sitting on the corner with a cup in his hand, asking for money to buy food. As I passed by, he asked me to help him. In my arrogance, I hurriedly walked…

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THE TWO SERVANTS

April 8, 2020

Matthew 24:45-51 Dr. J. Edward Crenshaw Pastor, Victory Church, Audubon, Pennsylvania Watch out! Mr. Stewart’s here!” whispered my coworker Roy with an intensity that was matched by the frantic look on his face. As a teenager I had a job at our local, small-town grocery store, Stewart’s IGA Foodliner. Mr. Stewart was the owner of…

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THE TWO SERVANTS

April 7, 2020

Matthew 24:45-51 Rev. Cedric Hughes Jones, Jr. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Both Matthew and Luke present this parable in a broader context of being ready for the return of the Son of Man—Jesus our Lord. In Matthew it is placed just before the more famous parable of the ten bridesmaids and just after the teaching…

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THE TWO SERVANTS

April 6, 2020

Matthew 24:45-51 “Who, then, is a faithful and wise servant? It is the one that his master has placed in charge of the other servants to give them their food at the proper time. How happy that servant is if his master finds him doing this when he comes home! Indeed, I tell you, the…

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THE TWO SONS

April 4, 2020

Matthew 21:28-32 Pastor Audrey Moody New Beginnings Church of God in Christ Just when I think I have it altogether, when I think I am finally on the right path, my life, my career, my relationships, my relationship with God are all going well, here comes a simple story about a father and his two…

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THE TWO SONS

April 3, 2020

Matthew 21: 28-32 Pastor Robert Kim Metro Philadelphia Church Planting It was not that long ago when it was presumed that children would grow up with fathers. Today, we seem to live among a fatherless generation. It was a terrible experience for me navigating life without a father. God provides a solution in Psalm 68:5,…

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THE TWO SERVANTS

April 2, 2020

Matthew 21:28-23 Dr. Hengilang Zhao Philadelphia Bible Reformed Church In Matthew 21:28–32, the Lord Jesus uses the parable of the two sons to teach and exhort the religious leaders, priests, and elders who refused to repent and accept Jesus as Messiah and Lord. With one simple, clear parable, Jesus raises an important question: Which of…

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THE TWO SONS

April 1, 2020

Matthew 21:28-32 “Now, what do you think? There was once a man who had two sons. He went to the older one and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ ‘I don’t want to,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and…

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