Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

June 9: A House of What? (1/4)

  June 9: Third Sunday after Pentecost This is the first of a 4-week sermon series on prayer entitled, “No Higher Calling, No Greater Impact.” Most of us are so familiar with prayer that we hardly give it a second thought. At the same time, it’s probably something most of us don’t engage in enough, and when called upon to offer a prayer out loud in the presence of others, we become very uncomfortable. This series will address some of…

Feb 19: The Supremacy of Christ

  Scriptures: Matthew 17:1-9 and Romans 5:12-19 Transfiguration Sunday: The Supremacy of Christ If you’re like most people, you probably found the passage that Deb just read from Romans a bit confusing. Sometimes, the logic Paul uses to argue a point can be hard for our modern ears to comprehend just listening to it. In a few minutes I’ll do my best to unpack it for us, but first I’d for us to come alongside Peter, James, and John as…

Feb 12: A Life of Service and a Life of Generosity

  Scriptures: Matthew 4:18-22 & Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13 A Life of Service and a Life of Generosity (4/4) Other sermons in this series #1: The Three Committments of a Disciple #2: A Life of Worship & Hopspitality #3: A Life of Opening to Jesus & Obeying Jesus As we bring this particular discipleship sermon series to a close, let me start by asking a question, one which may strike some of you as odd or maybe even irrelevant: Are church…

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…
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