Sermons on Matthew

Good Friday

There is no sermon for this service. Instead, there are mini reflections throughout, so we have provided the full text of the service. Opening This Lent, our Faith Study has looked at the last words of Jesus, with commentary from the American preacher, Adam Hamilton. Today’s service is a combination of Scripture, Hamilton’s reflections, poetry,…

The Other Wise Man

Scripture Reading      Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” 3 When King Herod heard…

I just want to be a sheep

Matthew 25:31-46 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will put the…

A fireside chat

Matthew 25:14-30 (Contemporary English Version) 14 The kingdom is also like what happened when a man went away and put his three servants in charge of all he owned. 15 The man knew what each servant could do. So he handed five thousand coins to the first servant, two thousand to the second, and one thousand to the…

Be a Light

Matthew 25:1-13 25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten young bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and the other five were foolish. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but didn’t bring oil for them. 4 But the wise ones took their lamps and…

All Saints and Communion

Welcome to our online worship service! This morning we will celebrate communion. You are invited to gather whatever you have available for your communion elements. For the ‘bread’: a bun, crackers (yes, Goldfish crackers are perfectly ok!), bread, etc. For the wine: juice, milk, water, wine, ice tea, etc.
This week Rev. Chris has chosen a rice cracker, helping us to consider what it means to open our table for everyone, and as a drink, the precious gift water.

Sharing the story of oneRoof

Matthew 22:34-46 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had left theSadducees speechless, they met together. One ofthem, a legal expert, tested him.  “Teacher, what isthe greatest commandment in the Law?” He replied, “You must love the Lord your God withall your heart, with all your being,and with all yourmind.  This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like…

Give?

Readings from Scripture (CEB) Matthew 22:15-22 15 Then the Pharisees met together to find a way to trap Jesus in his words. 16 They sent their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are genuine and that you teach God’s way as it really is. We know that you…

(un)Masked

Welcome to our online worship service! This morning we will celebrate communion. You are invited to gather whatever you have available for your communion elements. For the ‘bread’: a bun, crackers (yes, Goldfish crackers are perfectly ok!), bread, etc. For the wine: juice, milk, water, wine, ice tea, etc.

Meaningful Life

Prelude: River — Barb Julian, Kirby Julian, Emily Roe Welcome Call to Worship: God’s call is for each of us to be alive and well in Christ Jesus.Let us open ourselves to God’s presence.May we all worship with joy and sing together. Hymn: Eternal, Unchanging (VU 223) Eternal, Unchanging, we sing to your praise:your mercies…