Sermons on Matthew (Page 2)

Sermons on Matthew (Page 2)

Carrying Burdens

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Romans 9:1-5 1 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving…

A Deep Need for More Prayer

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost With The Very Revd Canon Mary Hauck All Readings Service Booklet Romans 8:26-39 (The Message) 26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and…

The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Readings Afterthoughts Many of you have followed the progress of my garden as it has been both built and planted. I am amazed by it. A plan was made, the raised beds were built, dirt was brought in, plants were purchased, seeds were planted…and it grew. It’s always amazing to me. This garden is a beautiful place to sit and relax in the afternoon and perfect for watching the stars.  When you think of a garden, it has intention. It is…

Handling Our Burdens

The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Link to All Readings Download Service Booklet Epistle: Romans 7:15-25a 15I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my…

Dying for Change

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Genesis 22:1-14 1 After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ 2He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.’ 3So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his…

Using Your Blessings

Third Sunday After Pentecost All Readings We are having technical difficulties with today’s video–please click here to view directly on YouTube. Gospel: Matthew 10:24-39 24 ‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household! 26 ‘So have no fear of them; for…

Who’s Laughing Now?

All Readings Our first Sunday back together in the church in many weeks! Gospel: Matthew 9:35—10:8,(9-23) 35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; 38 therefore…
Navigating Weird World

Navigating a Weird World

First Sunday after PentecostTrinity Sunday All Readings Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 16  Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20…

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday Gospel: Matthew 28:1-10 28:1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 28:2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 28:3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 28:4 For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead…

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Readings  Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11 21:1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 21:2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 21:3 If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” 21:4 This took…

Finding our way Back to the Garden

First Sunday in Lent All Readings Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.” 3:1 Now the serpent…