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Canley great divide

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David Spriggs sermon at Canley Community Church

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Canley great divide

  1. 1. The Great Divide Matthew 25: 31 - 46 Nothing could be simpler??? Perception shifts • Walking with Maurice • Hillsborough disaster • Sheep and goats - Tale of two tails
  2. 2. The Great Divide Matthew 25: 31 - 46 One of six ‘parables’ • Two in the field and the mill • Alert for the thief (unknown return) • Two servants • Two sets of (5)virgins (unknown return) • Three servants (talents) • Sheep and goats Division, unexpected return, right behaviour
  3. 3. The Great Divide Matthew 25: 31 - 46 The one at the centre • The Son of Man (24: 37; 25:31) • The Shepherd • The King - judge
  4. 4. The Great Divide Matthew 25: 31 - 46 The contrasts - Sheep and goats Sheep – on the right - Blessed by my Father - the righteous Goats – on the left - You who are cursed
  5. 5. The Great Divide Matthew 25: 31 - 46 Coming to earth The nations as the judged (separate the people – v 32) The needy in general ‘everlasting’ Going to heaven The nations as witnesses The needy Christians ‘these brothers of mine’ – v 40 ‘eternal’ =‘divine’
  6. 6. The Great Divide Matthew 25: 31 - 46 Some certainties • Jesus is the final judge (2Corinthians 5:10) • Jesus cares for everyone who is vulnerable • How we behave matters(as evidence, not as cause of our salvation) James 2: 18, ‘I will show you my faith by what I do’
  7. 7. The Great Divide Matthew 25: 31 - 46

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