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  Sunday, July 20, 2014

 

 

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

 

The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat

 

He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?” But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’

 

Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds

 

Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.’ He answered, ‘The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!



 

 

 

 

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Old Catholic Diocese of Washington, DC, serves the people of Washington, DC; Maryland; and northern Virginia and is a Diocese of The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States (TOCCUSA). 

 

1.   Emmaus Faith Community of The Old Catholic Church located in Germantown, MD.

 

The Old Catholic Diocese of Washington, DC, is composed of Christians united to Christ and one another by our baptism.  We accept these essential Catholic beliefs: 

 

  • The authority of the canonical Bible (Hebrew and Christian books) as interpreted by tradition and reason as the revelation of God and guide to Christian faith and living. 
  • The articles of Faith as set forth in the Creeds of the Ecumenical Councils of the Church. 

 

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  • Maintain the historic Apostolic Succession of bishops (elected by the local church)
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  • Believe that faith in Christ is made known by works of love and service
  • Believe in the Communion of Saints

 

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