Messages on Gospel of Matthew

Messages on Gospel of Matthew

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

In 1984, the Queen of Rock, Ms. Tina Turner asked, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Pastor Wayne explores this question as he looks at Matthew 22:34-40. The greatest commandment is to love God with heart, soul, and mind and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. We can all admit that this is easy to say, but difficult to practice.

Who Do You Say?

Today, August 23, 2020, would have been our annual Homecoming Celebration. Instead, in this COVID-19 induced separation, we are worshipping online. On a day that would have been capped by a glorious dinner in our fellowship hall, instead we are eating our meal in solitude. Perhaps next year… Our scriptures for today are Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20. When Jesus asks the question “Who do you say that I am?” he invites a response that connects us in our brokenness…

To the Lost Sheep

On this 16th day of August, we continue with the third Sunday in the series “Because God.” Our Gospel lesson, Matthew 15:21-28, is a difficult passage to hear. .. and a difficult passage to read and understand. Jesus is rude to the Canaanite woman who seeks help for her daughter who is possessed by a demon. There is no denying this fact. Jesus calls her a dog. But she persists. And Jesus offers her grace and healing. We don’t have…

The Word Is Near You

Our lesson this morning is based upon Romans 10:1-15 and Matthew 14:22-33. Have you ever felt like Peter did when he stepped out of that boat to meet Christ and he began to sink under the waves? Pastor Wayne shares what it is like to have doubt and what it is like to share the presence of Christ with others in this second week of the sermon series “Because God.” 

You Give THem Something

Romans 9:1-5 and Matthew 14:13-21 form the basis for this sermon, “You Give Them Something.” Join us as Pastor Wayne shares the story of the feeding of the 5000. Hear how this resonates with us today. In the midst of this pandemic, we need the assurance that God is with us. And we need the assurance that God is taking care of us. We start a new series this morning entitled “Because God.” A longer title of this series might…

Open Our Eyes: Love all the People

Imagine what our world would be like if we had taken the advice from the old hymn and opened our eyes to see all of the people, opened our ears to hear all of the people, and opened our hearts to love all of the people. All. Of. The. People. Join us as Pastor Wayne closes out this series with a call to love as Jesus loves. Our scripture is Matthew 10:40-42.

Open Our Eyes: Hear All the People

What would it be like if we actually listened to the people around us, heard their concerns, and then responded to them with compassion? Hearing and listening is the focus this week, the second week of our “Open Our Eyes” series, Hear all the People.  Jesus was aware of what was happening around him. He recognized the needs of the people who came to him. As followers of Christ, we need to listen to the voices of the people around…

Open Our Eyes: See All the People

Matthew 9:35-10:8 is the scripture of this 2nd Sunday after Pentecost and the 2nd Sunday of this series: Open Our Eyes. How can we live into the life that God, in Christ, calls us to live if we don’t open our eyes to see all the people? Join us for this Sunday in worship. You can find the order of worship here.

Go, Therefore – Trinity Sunday

Matthew 28:16-20 has Jesus giving the disciples the instruction to “Go.” By default, that is our instruction as well. Join us as we look at what it means to go and make disciples. Thank you for joining us as we worship together this morning. Please click here to register your attendance. You can download a copy of the order of worship by clicking here.

Listen to Him!

Matthew 17:1-9 describes what is celebrated as the Transfiguration of Jesus. Jesus takes Peter, James, and John to a mountaintop. While they are there, Jesus is surrounded by a bright light and is joined by Moses and Elijah. The disciples are amazed and a voice calls out, “This is my Son whom I dearly love. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him! (Matthew 17:5b, Common English Bible)” Join Pastor Wayne as he shares what it means to listen to…
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