Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

December 10, 2023

Second Sunday of Advent A Service of Lessons and Carols Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 The Prophet foretells of the coming of the Savior.   Isaiah 11: 1-6 The peace the Christ will bring is foretold.   Luke 1:26-35 The angel Gabriel salutes Mary.   Luke 2: 1-7 Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.   Luke 2: 8-14 The angels proclaim the good news of the birth of the Messiah.   Luke 2: 15-20 The shepherds go to the manger. Matthew…

November 26, 2023

Christ the King Sunday Psalm 100; Matthew 25: 31-46 Elaine York, Commissioned Pastor SERMON:  CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY Today is a very special day in the life of our church!! Today is Christ The King Sunday!  It is also referred to as the Feast of the King and the Reign of the King. Now many of you may have heard of this special Sunday?  Perhaps some of you may not have heard of it.  I only learned about this Sunday…
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November 5, 2023

10th Anniversary Celebration Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Communion Rev. Dr. Bruce Taylor Rev. Dr. Tom Willadsen Joshua 3: 7-17; Thessalonians 2: 9-13; Matthew 23: 1-12 “THE STARTING POINT” Salvation, as far as the Bible is concerned, is not an abstraction.  And in the Old Testament, at least, salvation is never purely spiritual.  Salvation, in ancient Jewish understanding, was always salvation from something dangerous, threatening, and specific.  And, conversely, salvation was therefore always salvation to something desirable, good, and precise. …
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October 8, 2023

Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Matthew 21: 33-40 “Closing the Loopholes” Rev. Susan Taylor Closing the Loopholes As a mother of three, veteran elementary school teacher and with somewhere around 20 years of youth ministry on my resume, I’ve learned a few things about rules. First, we need them. No entity can function effectively without rules or guidelines. And second, for every rule put in place, someone is going to look for the loophole. And then there was Chris. He…