Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Rev. Ron Mateer: Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Martinsville, VA
   Rev. Ron Mateer


PASTOR'S NOTES
“JUST WANT TO BE A SHEEP!”“JUST WANT TO BE A SHEEP!”

CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY

NOVEMBER 26, 2017


BIBLE SCHOOL –

The rhythm of the Christian year is always purposefully out of harmony with our conventional calendar. Often we don’t notice this but this Sunday is the end of time and the beginning of a new time - Christ the King Sunday ushers in the Christian New Year. Next Sunday is the New Year, Advent. This day is a time between time where we are waiting for the in-breaking beauty of God, to be open so we are touched, A time to let go of conventional ideas and be willing to be surprised.

The parable today is one of the last things Jesus says to his followers before he’s nailed to the cross in the Gospel of Matthew. What Jesus is doing here, at the end point of his earthly ministry, is making it very clear to people who claimed to be his disciples and supporters that there is no gray area at all when it comes to following him. You’re either with him, or you aren’t.

SCRIPTURE LESSON – MATTHEW 25: 31-46

THEOLOGY (GOD TALK) –

This is a serious scripture so I thought I might bring a little levity into the sermon with a song that I hope you will help me sing. It’s called, I’d Just Wanna Be a Sheep (Words and Music by Brian M. Howard), which is also the title of my message.

Chorus

I just wanna be a sheep

Baa, baa, baa, ...

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Worship 10:30 AM every Sunday

Postal: PO Box 5184, Martinsville, VA 24115 | Phone: (276) 632-4677 | Email

Address of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: 1527 Church Street Extension in Martinsville, VA


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