Sermons on Matthew

The World Needs Jesus

When pain and brokenness hit our homes, when violence and anger fill our streets, when fear grips our students and teachers in school, when poverty, abuse, addiction and corruption seem to rule the day- where is our hope found? Can we do anything about these societal ills that plague us? Our Creator says there is […]

All-In “Treasure”

Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV) 19  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21  For where your treasure […]

Shake It Baby!

Shake It, Baby! Matthew 5:13–16 (NRSV) “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot […]

This Little Light Of Mine

The past month or so has been an incredibly historic month in the life of the United States. No matter your political persuasion or your religious beliefs, the summer of 2015 is going to go down into the history books as one of those summers that we will tell children and grandchildren about. We witnessed […]

Peacemakers

Peacemaking Matthew 5:9 (NRSV) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Some may call it coincidence but I choose to call it divine providence. This morning we are looking at the 7th beatitude – “Blessed are the peacemakers” – only 3 days after our community and nation was shaken by […]

Clear Vision

Clear Vision Matthew 5:8 (NIV) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Introduction. (Demonstration – take my reading glasses and start to put them on to read. While looking at the lens say, “These things are nasty.” Proceed to clean them and then say, “That’s better, I can see.) Happy are […]

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