When my wife listened to this message, she said, “I’d never thought of that passage in that way before.” Maybe you’ll have a similar reaction, or maybe not! The parable of the sheep and the goats is often used as a cattle prod to encourage people to good deeds – but to what end? And whom are we serving in the process? Perhaps the exposition of Matthew 25.31-46 will be a surprise for you, too. You can listen to the message here:
If you’re interested, here is a recording of the choral piece I cite in the message.