Sermons on Matthew
As we begin a new year and new century, we explore the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. As we consider Matthew’s text in Sunday’s worship, note the opening of the heavens, the presence of the Spirit of God, and the voice from the heavens.
Joseph and Mary encounter terror after a miracle. How do we deal with unexpected circumstances?
In a difficult text about a Canaanite woman, the disciples and even Jesus appear to refuse to help someone in need. But when she speaks boldly in her defense, Jesus responds…
We begin a new series on our Baptism and membership vows. In this first vow, we commit to renounce, we commit to reject, we commit to repent.
Many churches focus on sin and forgiveness. What do you think is important about sin and forgiveness? Have you experienced these?
Continuing through the Apostles’ Creed, we explore what it means to be the church. It’s not just about showing up in worship every once in a while…
This week’s focus is connected to the Easter story and resurrection. The mention of resurrection in the Apostles’ Creed is brief, so what impact does it have on our faith today?
This Sunday’s song and text are among the most emotional of Jesus’ ministry. We are reminded us of Jesus’ humanity as he prays about being overwhelmed, about sorrow, and the plea to be spared from what he knows will come.
On this Epiphany Sunday, we begin a series on how we read our Bibles, which can be an epiphany for us—a sudden and beautiful awareness of the divine.
Continuing our Stewardship series, we explore Jesus’ parable of the talents (the valuable coins). This parable reminds us that we are given gifts that must be nurtured to grow.