West End United Methodist Church

A Time of Reckoning

Our preacher today is the Rev. Dr. Paula Smith, Senior Pastor of Gordon Memorial UMC in Nashville.  We continue our sermon series from Matthew with the description of the judgment wherein the sheep and goats are being separated.  One lesson from this is that what we do every day matters.  The question posed here is ours:  When have we done these things for the least of these?  We all have a little bit of sheep and a little bit of goat in us.  And who are “the least of these,” those who are in need?   Do we settle for charity, or do we move for justice?  Do we need a Biblical plumb line to help us to look deep within ourselves to see the light and the places of darkness?   (NOTE: We are beginning to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The early service has a chamber choir but no congregation.  The late service has a limited congregation but no choir.  Except for some of the music, the services are essentially the same.  NOTE: Both videos begin with the Children’s Moment or sermon, but after starting you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want to see the entire service.)

References

  • Matthew :25:31-46

Downloads

Early Service Bulletin (11/22/2020)

Late Service Bulletin (11/22/2020)

Audio

A Time of Reckoning (Children's Moment & Sermon)

Dr. Paula Smith