Invited to the Banquet

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today. The gospel reading was Matthew 22:1-14.  As Lutherans, we talk a lot about grace, God’s love freely given. We understand that grace is God’s primary way of relating to us. Relying on insights that Luther rediscovered in Paul’s letters, we teach that Christ’s death … Continue reading Invited to the Banquet

You Are the Welcoming Statement

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached on Sunday, July 2. The gospel reading was Matthew 10:40-42. So, Jesus talks a lot about welcoming here. Welcoming is certainly a topic that we’ve been discussing at Prince of Peace a lot over the past few months, as we voted on whether or not … Continue reading You Are the Welcoming Statement