Rev. Alan J. Wollenburg - Concordia Ev. Lutheran Church - Sikeston, MO
A proper subtitle for the sermon might be: "But Jesus Lives Forever -- And All Who Hope In Him will Live Forever, Too!" Our Lord's parable is NOT to teach us to try to look into one another's or others' hearts (that's the Lord's work!). Rather, our Lord's parable is to teach us to endure and grow up in Him until He receives us as a harvest to His glory. And this He does not leave to us to do (for we would never make it) but He gives us His Word and Sacraments so that we may faithfully endure. The Lord bless your hearing here!