Sermons from 2019 (Page 5)

Not What We Expected

The sermon is based on Matthew 16:13-28 (CEB) Peter’s declaration about Jesus 13 Now when Jesus came to the area of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Human One[a] is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” 15 He said, “And what about you? Who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Then Jesus replied, “Happy are you,…

Medicine, Food and the Kingdom of Heaven

The sermon is based on Matthew 14:1-21 (CEB) Death of John the Baptist 14 At that time Herod the ruler[a] heard the news about Jesus. 2 He said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist. He’s been raised from the dead. This is why these miraculous powers are at work through him.”3 Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of Herod’s brother Philip. 4 That’s because John told Herod, “It’s against the law for you to marry…

Parables and The Mustard Seed Kingdom

The sermon is based on Matthew 13:24-35 (CEB) Parable of the weeds 24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. 25 While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the stalks sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The servants of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Master, didn’t you plant good seed in your field? Then how is it that it…

Splinters and Logs

The sermon is based on Matthew 7:1-6 (CEB) 7 “Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged. 2 You’ll receive the same judgment you give. Whatever you deal out will be dealt out to you.3 Why do you see the splinter that’s in your brother’s or sister’s eye, but don’t notice the log in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother or sister, ‘Let me take the splinter out of your eye,’ when there’s a log in your eye? 5 You deceive yourself! First take…

A Lasting Reward

The sermon is based on Matthew 6:1-20 (CEB) Showy religion 6 “Be careful that you don’t practice your religion in front of people to draw their attention. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Whenever you give to the poor, don’t blow your trumpet as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets so that they may get praise from people. I assure you, that’s the only reward they’ll get. 3 But when you…

Who is Truly Blessed?

Matthew 4:23-5:12 (KJV) 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. 25 And there…

Making Change

The sermon is based on Matthew 3 (CEB) Ministry of John the Baptist 3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!” 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said: The voice of one shouting in the wilderness,        “Prepare the way for the Lord;        make his paths straight.”[a] 4 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts…

Whom God Favors

The scripture is based Matthew 2 (CEB) Coming of the magi 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his star in the east, and we’ve come to honor him.” 3 When King Herod heard this, he was troubled, and everyone in Jerusalem was troubled with him. 4 He gathered all the chief priests and the legal…