Category: Matthew

A Mustard Seed Kingdom
April 8th, 2012

Matthew 13:31-32 Did you know there is a website: I Love Mustard? There are only 59 members so it has not exactly gone viral. The site promotes itself this way: Read true personal stories, chat & get advice, support, and help from a group of 59 people who all say I Love Mustard. And then […]

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Facing the Future
January 1st, 2012

Matthew 1:18-25, 2:13-15 If you were sitting here at RIC one year ago, which of the events of 2011 would you have predicted? There had already been two weeks of demonstrations in Tunisia, but would you have predicted there would be a regime change in not only Tunisia, but also Egypt and Libya? Or would […]

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A Christmas Gift
December 25th, 2011

Matthew 2:1-11 The origin of giving gifts at Christmas has a number of different sources. In Matthew’s gospel we read that the magi came to see Jesus in Bethlehem, about a year after he was born, with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Although this is a logical precedent for giving gifts at Christmas, it […]

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Encounters with Jesus: Three last opportunities
April 17th, 2011

Gospels We’ve been looking at encounters with Jesus over this period of Lent. We started with the Widow of Nain whose dead son Jesus raised to life. We followed with John’s disciples who came to Jesus asking if he was the Messiah. Then came the paralytic whose four friends carried him to Jesus; Simon the […]

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Encounters with Jesus: Peter walking on water
April 10th, 2011

Matthew 14:22-33 There are a lot of things the disciples did with Jesus that I would like to do. Giving blind people given their sight, helping people who were lame stand up and walk, casting out demons and seeing a life restored, these are all things I would like to do. It must have been […]

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