Category: Matthew

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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Sign of Jonah
April 13th, 2014

Matthew 12:38-45 Four Rabbis met each week for theological discussions and one of the Rabbis always seemed to be on the losing side. Each week it was 3 to 1 and finally this Rabbi decided to appeal to a higher authority. “Oh, God!” he cried. “I know in my heart that I am right and […]

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Stepping into the Unknown
March 2nd, 2014

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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Waiting with the Shepherds
December 9th, 2012

Luke 2:8-20, Matthew 2:7-17 In each life, in each generation, there are unforgettable moments. My father remembered where he was when he heard that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. He remembered where he was when he heard that the war in the Pacific was over. In my life I remember where I was when […]

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Parable of the Talents
June 3rd, 2012

Matthew 25:14-30 Back in March when I asked what parables you would like to hear preached in a sermon, one of the ones suggested was today’s parable, the Parable of the Talents. The person who requested this parable said it was a particularly difficult parable to understand. What did she mean by this? On the […]

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