Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon for Sunday November 5, 2017 — All Saints’ Sunday
As We Gather
In speaking of the final judgment in Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus says: “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.'” (Matthew 25:34)
On All Saints’ Day, we rejoice in the blessings now being experienced by those who have completed their earthly journeys in faith and who now enjoy the eternal presence of God in His heavenly kingdom. We remember the blessed saints of times long past and of the recent times as well. As we think of their blessed state, we also rejoice that we are among the blessed as we live out our daily lives as the baptized children of God in this time and place. By God’s grace, we are numbered with the saints! We, too, are the blessed ones!