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Yes, Lord!

Come, O blessed of My Father
Matthew 25:31-46

Sermon Topic Last Judgment

Sermon Week Christ The King (Thirty-Fourth Sunday) Cycle A

Scripture Summary Matthew 25:34

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About twenty years ago, a panel of social scientists met for a week-long discussion of the principal areas of that generation's life. Later, the content of the symposium was summarized in a three-hundred-page book. The book contained chapters on the arts, on education, on science, on politics, on economics, on technological advances, and even on the use of leisure time. Curiously, the book did not contain a chapter on religion. When asked about this omission, the book's editor said, "Well, they just didn't have very much to say about the subject."

That panel's view of modern society clearly was that of a secular civilization spreading around the world, with religion in general and Christianity in particular not playing a very important role. Religion was treated as though it were off in a closed compartment where people needn't bother even to look at it.

Also, the "Futurists" -- those who write about what the world will be like in years to come -- have little to say about the role of religion in tomorrow's world. Indeed, the best-selling futurist book, "Megatrends," devotes only a bit more than a single page to religion. But religion does play a vital role in the world, and will continue to do so. Our generation is not irreligious. Because we are who we are it's impossible to be irreligious. We human beings are religious by nature. We are incurably religious. Precisely because we are human, we are confronted with an unavoidable choice: "Who is to be our God?"

We're here today because we've made that choice, in this sense. We believe in God. We believe in the one, true God of Abraham, Creator of all that is. We believe that we are the children of God, our Father, who loves us so much that He became one of us in the Person of His only begotten Son. We believe that in and through the Son, the very Spirit of God has been breathed into the world and into our very souls. Having said that, there is another question that always confronts us as we gather together [...]

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