Sunday Morning Schedule

 

No Sunday School or Adult Forum During Summer

10:00am Worship with Holy Communion

 

(Nursery Provided for infant through age 5)

Come as you are.  We are liturgical but not formal. 

You will hear everything from “Bach” to “Bluegrass.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Faith Lutheran Church
1655 West Main St.
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 449-5480
faithlutherantn@bellsouth.net
All are welcome!

Know God, grow in faith, go and show God’s love to all the world!

Preparing for 7th Sunday after Pentecost

 

             Any time there is a story of Jesus ending a sentence with the words: “...and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:42), one cannot help but think about the fury of God’s wrath at the final judgment. Sometimes a sentence like that will make us feel scared or worried that we are good enough or not.  Sometimes a sentence like that will make us figuratively or literally finger point at those we think qualify to burn in a hot furnace of fire.  The finger usually does not point back at us.  But listen to what will be thrown into the furnace according to Matthew 13:41: “The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers....”  Certainly “all evil doers” still might nudge us toward looking at folks we think might deserve God’s wrath.  But what about that part where the angels collect “all causes of sin?”  What do you think the causes of sin are? A hungry person sins when they steal a loaf of bread.  But what was the “cause” of their sin?  Here is the question: “If the angels collect all causes of sin and throw them into a furnace of fire, what will happen to sin?”