Sermons on Matthew

Jan. 22: Change Your Hearts

Scripture Reading (Common English Bible) Matthew 4:12-23 12 Now when Jesus heard that John was arrested, he went to Galilee. 13 He left Nazareth and settled in Capernaum, which lies alongside the sea in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 This fulfilled what Isaiah the prophet said: 15 Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, alongside the sea, across the…

January 1, 2023: New Year’s Day

Our services are recorded and shared online.If you would like to not be recorded, we ask that you sit near the back of the Sanctuary. Readings from the Scriptures (The Message) Matthew 2:1-12 1-2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory—this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East.…

Advent 4: Lessons & Carols

1st Lesson  The prophet proclaims good news to a people in exile Isaiah 40:1-8 Comfort, O comfort my people,    says your God.2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,    and cry to herthat she has served her term,    that her penalty is paid,that she has received from the Lord’s hand    double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries out:‘In the wilderness prepare the way…

Advent 1: Hanging of the Greens

Readings from the Scriptures (CEB) Matthew 1:1, 16-20a 1 A record of the ancestors of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham: 16 Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary—of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Christ.  17 So there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen generations from David to…

August 21 – Grapes & Vineyards

Matthew 20:1-16 20 ‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage,[a] he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the market-place; 4 and he said to…