Grace At Last

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A sermon preached by
Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, September 28, 2014, the sixteenth
Sunday after Pentecost.

Matthew 20:1-16                                                         

 “God helps those who help
themselves.”  This phrase gets passed
along as the Gospel truth, doesn’t it? 
Is that what this parable teaches us? 
Let’s think about some other common phrases that we learn in life:  “First come, first served.”  “Last one in’s a rotten egg.”  And, more recently, the absurd movie
character Ricky Bobby of Talladega Nights
coined, “If you’re not first, you’re last.” 
We learn a lot very early in life about the value of [...]