Tag: Matthew

Hope for the Worriers

Matthew 6:24-34 This Sunday our text is a very challenging one for us.  As we read Jesus’ discussion of “do not worry,” we will be thinking about what disturbs our serenity and peace of mind.  “What shall I eat?” or “What will I wear?” or “What will happen tomorrow?” are the questions that are keeping …

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The Unexpected?

Matthew 5:1-12 This Sunday begins a three-sermon series on the Sermon on the Mount.  This sermon of Jesus has been described as the outline for his kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven.  The sermon begins with 9 Blessed, or Beatitudes.  Being blessed is not being happy.  Being blessed is dwelling in a place of God’s acceptance …

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“…he saw God’s Spirit descending like a dove and alighting on him.”

          This Sunday’s message is from Matthew 3:1-17, the Baptism of Jesus by John.  In this event in Christ’s life, we see the presence of each member of the Holy Trinity.  The Son comes up from the water, the Father speaks from Heaven, and the Holy Spirit descends as a dove.           The Holy Spirit is …

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Happy New Year!!

Matthew 1:1-17The God of History New Year’s Day sermon will be from a text that is rarely preached.  The genealogy from Abraham to David to Joseph.  There are many fascinating parts of this genealogy, but the big picture is the working of God in the lives of historical men and women. Of the four Gospels, …

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

Matthew 1:18-25The Moral Dilemma of Listening to God“Now, the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way…”(Matt 1:18) Matthew introduces the events of Jesus’ life in a very simple way.  Yet, soon the account moves from simple to a moral dilemma.  Joseph, a righteousness man, an honorable man found himself having to choose …

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