Matthew 25

Worship Schedule:
Sundays at 9:30AM in Sanctuary
and via live on Zoom and Livestreaming on YouTube
CE & Fellowship at 10:30AM

What is Matthew 25?

Matthew 25 is a living translation of Jesus Christ in our community and the world around us. Jesus is calling us to perform ordinary acts of compassion in daily life. But we have also been called to consider the factors that led to these conditions, to confront the causes of inequality, to confess the sin of greed and to correct the problem of poverty — whether in our own nation and neighborhood, or around the world. There are three areas of focus: congregational vitality, eliminating racism, poverty.

Matthew 25:31–46 presents a vision of care for “the least of these who are members of my family”. In the vision, Jesus names six specific forms of care that were enacted or neglected:

  • I was hungry and you gave me food;
  • I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink;
  • I was a stranger and you welcomed me;
  • I was naked and you gave me clothing;
  • I was sick and you took care of me;
  • I was in prison and you visited me.

Fifteen of the churches in Blackhawk Presbytery have signed on to the Matthew 25 initiative, and meet on a regular basis throughout the year. RCLPC was one of the first in the Presbytery to become part of the initiative.