Matthew


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Where Do You See Resurrection?

Speaker: | April 22, 2019

Each one of the gospel writers – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – have their own way of telling the resurrection story. But without question, Matthew’s telling is the most dramatic! There are special effects...


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Who is this?

Speaker: | April 15, 2019

I once asked a middle-aged woman in my congregation why she didn’t come to church any more, she said, “when my son got into trouble with the law, I was too ashamed to come to...


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What Faith Does

Speaker: | April 07, 2019

One reliable feature of Matthew’s parables is that a familiar scene from life is presented: working in a vineyard, getting invited to a party you don’t want to attend. In each parable, the familiar scene...


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Economy of God

Speaker: | March 18, 2019

Before I read the gospel lesson today, I want to show you a film clip from “Les Misérables,” the movie, not the musical. Jean Valjean has just been released from prison and pledged to become...


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Look and Listen

Look and Listen

Speaker: | March 03, 2019

I was just in Colorado last weekend on a ski trip with three of my friends – yes, there are actually people who will admit to being my friends. Quite apart from skiing, my friend...


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Trials in the Wilderness

Speaker: | January 20, 2019

When I think of the Christian life, I think of two concepts held in tension. On the one hand you the message “you are loved by God and accepted just the way you are! Rejoice...


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The New Kingdom Takes Shape

Speaker: | January 13, 2019

Ah, January. The time of year many Americans resolve to do battle with their humanity. You know, during the holidays, every time we walk by a box of chocolates or peanut M and M’s, we...