Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

Silenced Voices

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…

Renounce

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.

We Believe: The Church

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…

We Believe: Life Everlasting

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?

I Only Want to Say

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.

Epiphany

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.

By How & What You Give

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.

By Who & How You Love

As we continue our Stewardship series, we explore Jesus’ parable on sowing seeds in different kinds of soil. This parable reminds us that we must be prepared to receive the seeds of God’s love offered to us. But how do we know we’re ready?