Servant Church in the of Mason City, IA

17th Sunday after Pentecost – 2023

Date: September 24, 2023
Key Speaker: Pastor Daniel Hanson
Season: pentecost
Series: There is no special sermon series at the time of this livestream

Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables in which Jesus says that the reign of God is like that of a landowner who pays his workers the same wage no matter what time of day they begin to work. When God changes His mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In Baptism, we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Martin Luther wrote, in the presence of God’s mercy, we are all beggars.