Sunday, November 12

Five "Prudent" Virgins

Five "Prudent" Virgins

Morning Worship  10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 78;  Matthew 25: 1-13

Sermon:   “Bridesmaids”

Text:  “But when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them”  Matthew 25: 3

Tease:   Ah… the bridesmaid story.  Five are prudent.  Five are not.  When  it’s to join the wedding party, the “foolish” ones are turned away because their wicks aren’t trimmed!   It always seems to me that the prudent ladies are a snooty bunch.  And, the fact that they aren’t willing to share their resources seems contrary to the gospel message.  And yet, there’s a verse in this passage that turns this disturbing story completely inside out.