Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

January 29: A Life of Worship and a Life of Hospitality

  A Life of Worship and a Life of Hospitality (2/4) Scriptures: Matthew 4:18-22 and Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 Other sermons in this series #1: The Three Committments of a Disciple #3: A life of Opening to Jesus & Obeying Jesus #4: A Life of Service & Generosity Through the years, different films have set out to present the story of Jesus. These films include: Of course, for the stage there were Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell. A more recent adaptation…

January 22: The Three Commitments of a Disciple

  The Three Commitments of a Disciple (1/4) Scripture: Matthew 4:18-22 Other sermons in this series #2: A Life of Worship & Hospitality #3: A life of Opening to Jesus & Obeying Jesus #4: A Life of Service & Generosity Our Saturday morning Men’s Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. Yesterday, we read John’s version of Jesus calling his first four disciples. As John present it, none of them knew Jesus prior to their accepting Jesus’ invitation to…

January 8: God’s Side of Baptism

  God’s Side of Baptism (1/2) Scripture: Matthew 3:13-27 Other sermons in this series #2: Our Side of Baptism Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to be baptized, especially considering the purpose of John’s baptisms? Today’s reading picks up in the middle of explaining the ministry of John the Baptist. The Gospel writers gave him the moniker “John the Baptist” because the focus of his ministry was baptizing people. (It also differentiated him from Jesus’ disciple named John.) John’s…

Nov 27: There’s Room for Every Story

  Scripture: Matthew 1:1-11 Other sermons in this series God Meets Us in Our Fear A Joyful Noel We See God in Each other Genealogical research is a huge business these days. According to one website I looked at, in 2019, people spent about $460 million researching their family histories. MyHeritage, a genealogical site, has recorded about 80 million members performing ancestral testing every month. And that’s only one company among many which offer a similar service. No doubt, many…
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June 12: The Choice Is Yours

  June 12, 2022 – Graduation Sunday Scripture: Matthew 7:24-29 Any history buffs here today? If so, here’s a little test of your architectural knowledge of historical buildings. This is a picture of a cathedral somewhere in Europe. That’s all the information I’ll give you at this point. Anyone know the name of this cathedral? How about if I include this part of the photo? Now does anyone know the name of the cathedral, which is named after the city…

January 2: It’s an Every Day Decision to Follow

  During today’s worship service we renewed our covenantal relationship with God utilizing the Wesley Covenant Renewal Service. This portion of the service is included in the above video. Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 I’m no expert when it comes to the ins and outs of college basketball, but I am familiar with a phenomenon known as “One and done.” One and done refers to those players who put in one year of college hoops and then move on to the NBA.…

October 10: Release (2/4)

  Sermon: Release Other messages in this series: Sermon #1: “Remember” (Oct 3) Sermon #3: “Reimagine” (Oct. 17) Sermon #4: “Restore” (Oct. 24) Scriptures: Deuteronomy 15:1-11; Matthew 19:16-22 Based on the information available online, the amount of student load debt outstanding in the United States is $1.73 trillion. Mostly likely, within a year or two, that’ll be $2 trillion. These days, the average indebtedness of students graduating from college is close to $39,000. That number jumps to $71,000 of debt…