This Week's Sermon

November 26, 2017

A53: Christ the King Sunday, Year A

Jim Somerville

Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches a sermon from Matthew 25:31-46 called, “I’d Have Baked a Cake.” “I was there,” Jesus says, “in every hungry, thirsty, strange, naked, sick, and imprisoned person you ever encountered. You just didn’t see me.”  You can almost hear their response: “But Lord, if we’d known it was you we would have acted differently. We would have thrown a party, would have baked a cake. We would have treated you like the king you are!” Which is just what Jesus doesn’t want…

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Will Willimon is a retired bishop in the United Methodist Church, a powerful preacher, and a prolific author. His most recent book is: Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism.

Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (USA), the author of Crazy Christians, and one of the most sought-after preachers in America.

Amy Butler is the Senior Minister of the Riverside Church in New York City and a popular preacher, speaker, and writer. Her new book will be published in early 2018 by Random House.

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Also featuring:

Lauren Winner, David Lose, MaryAnn McKibben Dana, Andrew Foster Connors, Grace Imathiu, Rolf Jacobson, Karoline Lewis, Claudio Carvalhaes, Brian Blount, Barbara Lundblad, Richard Ward, Luke Powery, Michael Renninger, Carla Pratt Keyes, Rachel May, Jason Micheli, Tracy Hartman, Mandy England Cole, Valerie Carter, Derik Jones, and Jim Somerville