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When Not to Pull Weeds – Sermon on Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Second Sermon in a Three-Part Series: Parables – Stories that Read Us
July 19, 2020 – Pentecost +7A
Watch a video of this sermon from July 23, 2017 here. 

Why does God let bad things happen to good people? Maybe you’ve wondered this yourself, or you know someone who has. I hear it often from people who are looking for help when they’ve reached the end of their rope.

In today’s parable, Jesus is still talking about planting, but he switches his metaphors a bit from the parable we heard last week. Something bad happens to a good farmer. Let’s see how this parable reads us. Continue reading