Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It takes more than words

The lectionary reading for this Sunday includes the final part of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 7:21-29. In this story, Jesus makes it clear that the Kingdom which he has been preaching cannot be reached simply through words - those who call him Lord and even those who do miracles in his name are not guaranteed entry. The passage must be taken in the context of the rest of the 'sermon' but the words "I never knew you" also resonate powerfully with the judgement story about the sheep and the goats in the 25th chapter of Matthew's gospel.

For more on this topic, turn up to The Salvation Army Brunswick this Sunday morning...

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