Accepting God's gift of free grace is not nearly so satisfying to many of us as the idea that we won it from somebody else. Over the centuries, misguided people have used the Gospel passage for today, Matthew 21:33-46 and others like it to support horrible offenses against the Jewish people. If we would count ourselves among the people of God, we need to read Scripture for what it says, not what we would like it to say. That takes courage. Join us in a conversation I had with a young man in 1968 as we explore Matthew 21:33-46 and Isaiah 5:1-7 in this week's sermon, "Sour Grapes" by clicking HERE for the audio or HERE for a pdf.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.