Sermons on Matthew (Page 2)

How Do You Love God?

Pslam 25 cries out to God with the tenor of a lover who fails to know how to show his/her love to the Beloved. David cries, “make me to know Your ways, O Lord” with the same feeling as someone who feels inadequate to their love. So often, when we don’t know how to show […]

Who is the one for you?

Psalm 27 is about declaring that God is “the one for me”, a theme found in many different love songs. In these love songs, often the author of the love song sings about how he or she looked to others, but in the end, it was about “the one for me”. Jesus is our “the […]

Is It Easy to be Humble?

This week’s Gospel involves several vignettes that all lead to the same end, the idea that Jesus’ disciples are to be humble in their approach to each other and to the world. When we fail to embrace humility, we fail to follow Jesus’ example of searching for the one sheep over the 99. Our poise […]

On Whose Terms Are You Loved?

This Sunday gives us the first sense of “poise” in the Christian life, which is taking up our own cross in a sacrificial life. Sacrificing our own lives, denying ourselves, puts us in the poise to receive God’s love on His own terms instead of ours, as well as allowing us to put our own […]

Are You Poised and Ready?

  This week we start our Poised to Love series and look at the idea of being “poised” Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others […]

What Story Did You Bring?

  We end our Book of Love series on the “spooky” note of the Revelation to John and other apocalyptic works such as Daniel and Ezekiel. In the midst of these revelations, we look to “find” a God who is mysterious, but whose greatest mystery is His love for mankind, and how he chosen the […]

Are You in the Dark?

We look this week at the Catholic/General Epistles (the Epistles not written by Paul). In these Epistles we generally find a sense of the impending return of Christ and how churches are to behave in the last days. They also seek to further explain the true nature and true love of God, and how that […]

What is The Message?

As we continue in the #BookofLove series we take a look at the writings of Paul, and how they show the different sides of The Message that God has for us. Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, […]