Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

On Sabotaging Fear

Message #4 During Covid-19 Pandemic: On Sabotaging Fear Psalm 121; Matthew 6:25-34; Mark 6:46-51; 1 John 4:18   In last Sunday’s message, I challenged you to engage yourself bravely and wisely in a struggle to save the world—including your world—from what  the peerless Chronicles of Narnia author C. S. Lewis called “enemy occupied territory”— in our case—territory  that…

More Ordinary Temptations

More Ordinary Temptations—Matthew 4:1-11 So many temptations are so ordinary that we hardly recognize them as temptations. We don’t even see them in the first place. Today, I want to share a few with you. They may resonate with you, but if not, you can just walk along with me and reflect on your own ordinary temptations, whatever they may be, and how you might cope with…

Salt and Light 2020

How is an Inner Life Possible Today? Isaiah 58: 1-9a    Matthew 5:13-20 Is a rich inner life even possible today? You have to wonder sometimes. Many people today are desperate for a quiet interior in our lives! A calm inner refuge from the outer chaos and noise which we experience daily? How do we travel the rough terrain into that spiritual dimension? In a world which,…

When Things Make No Sense, What Then?

Isaiah 9:1-4, Matthew 4:12-23   Far too many things that we experience in the world—come under the heading—”That makes no sense.” At a celebration following the Chiefs victory over the Titans, people are murdered and badly wounded by gun violence. “That makes no sense.” A national leader in South America decides to cut down a significant amount of rain forest…

Epiphany- Wisdom of Seeking Christ

On Becoming Wise—Matthew 2:1-2 During this long holiday season—starting with Thanksgiving and continuing through Christmas, now into the New Year— I wonder how often you have felt a need for a strong dose of wisdom. In a certain conversation????—help me become wise!! Or in a series of challenging conversations—haven’t you wanted wisdom? Or in some relationship! Or in a…