Messages on Gospel of Matthew

Messages on Gospel of Matthew

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…

Three Kings and a Savior

In today’s sermon, Pastor Wayne looks at the Epiphany text: Matthew 2:1-12. What  did the “three kings of (the) orient” see that the Jewish people who were desperately looking for a Messiah miss? How do we miss seeing the Savior in our midst?

Learning to Trust in the Journey

We continue with the Advent sermon series “Are We There Yet?” on this Fourth Sunday of Advent. This week, Pastor Wayne talks about the theme of trust that we find in our Scriptures for the day and in the overarching narrative of the Incarnation story. Come and listen as he describes the trust that Mary and Joseph had in God as they moved from faith to trust. What obstacles do we face as we make our own move from faith…