Category: Matthew

Jesus is always more than he seems to be
March 25th, 2018

Matthew 16:13-16 Jesus is always more than he seems to be. When Mary went to see Elizabeth after her encounter with the angel Gabriel, Mary was just another pregnant Palestinian. If someone had seen her as she walked toward Elizabeth and Zechariah’s house they would not even have noticed that she was pregnant. But Elizabeth […]

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Authenticity that comes from the heart
April 9th, 2017

Matthew 23:1-12 I began the sermon last Sunday asking, “Did Jesus love his disciples?” The answer, of course, is, “Yes, Jesus loved his disciples.” Did Jesus love everyone he met? It is clear to me that the answer to that question is also, “Yes.” Jesus came to rescue all men and women, not just some […]

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Sheep Among Wolves
April 2nd, 2017

Matthew 10:16 Did Jesus love his disciples? Of course he did. Jesus loved people. The gospels are full of examples of his actions that resulted from loving and having compassion on people. In Mark 10:21 we read about how Jesus felt about the rich, young ruler who came to him. Jesus looked at him and […]

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Stepping into the Unknown
March 19th, 2017

Matthew 14:28-33 There are some days when so much happens it feels that a week passed in just 24 hours and Matthew 14 shows us one of those days in the life of Jesus. This is a fascinating chapter, full of drama. John the Baptist boldly confronted Herod Antipas who had married his half-niece Herodius, […]

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Blessed are those who are persecuted
May 22nd, 2016

Matthew 5:10-12 If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a video? In this last of our series of sermons on the beatitudes in Matthew 5, we come to: Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. When I was a new follower […]

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