St. Matthew’s Sermon 01-12-2020

St. Matthew’s Sermon 01-12-2020 Oh… Oh… Now I Get It Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 29, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O God. Amen Our reading from the Book of Acts this morning is just a snippet of one of my favorite stories of the New Testament. I would have loved to have had (John) read the...
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St. Matthew’s Sermon 12-29-2019

St. Matthew’s Sermon 12-29-2019 Complacent or Complicit Isaiah 63:7-9, Psalm 148, Hebrews 2:10-18, Matthew 2:13-23 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O God. Amen It’s so easy for us, as Christians, to portray Herod as pure evil. Just hearing the story of the “Massacre of the Innocents” (as we now call it) is enough to convict him of...
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St. Matthew’s Sermon 01-05-2020

St. Matthew’s Sermon 01-05-2020 Enlightened LIFE! Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147:12-20, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9), 10-18 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O God. Amen I’ve mentioned it before but it bears repeating; I like that we follow the lectionary for our readings. Although it does skip over some interesting and important...
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St. Matthew’s Sermon 12-22-2019

St. Matthew’s Sermon 12-22-2019 Beginnings and Endings Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O God. Amen Finally, our Lectionary Gospel reading, for the first time in this advent season, takes us to the beginning of the Christ event! Well, sort of. I find it interesting the way...
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St. Matthew’s Sermon 12-15-2019

St. Matthew’s Sermon 12-15-2019 What Then Did You Go Out to See? Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:5-10, James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O God. Amen Last week’s reading was from earlier in Matthew’s Gospel; there we heard John proclaim… “I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more...
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