Sermons tagged with ‘Gospel of Matthew’

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – October 18, 2020

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For this Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. Being disciples of Jesus is also a call for us to be wise and thankful stewards of God’s creation and God’s generous blessings. We are in the midst […]

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 30, 2020

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For this Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Jeremiah, the prophet speaks of the incurable wound of his suffering. Yet, Jeremiah finds in God’s words the delight of his heart. In Matthew, […]

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2020

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For this Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Isaiah, the people are advised to look to their spiritual ancestors as the rock from which they were hewn. In the reading from Matthew, […]

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 16, 2020

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For this Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Isaiah we hear that God’s house shall be a house of prayer for all people and that God will gather the outcasts of Israel. […]

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 9, 2020

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For this Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear the familiar story of the disciples in a boat caught in a fearful storm on the sea. Jesus comes to the disciples and […]

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – August 2, 2020

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For this Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear the familiar story of Jesus feeding a crowd of 5,000 persons. Jesus feeds the hungry multitude and reveals the abundance of God. We […]

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 26, 2020

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For this Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear a series of kingdom parables, where Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: such as a tree that becomes […]

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 12, 2020

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For this  Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, as we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship.  The path of discipleship challenges us who follow Jesus. The seed of God’s word is planted in us. God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and […]

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5, 2020

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For this Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, as we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. We question and wrestle with the demands and commandments of being disciples of Jesus. Simultaneously, Jesus offers us mercy and grace as a […]

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 28, 2020

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For this Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow the call of discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. Jesus points out to his disciples that when people welcome them, they welcome Jesus. We’re reminded that the disciple who gives a cup […]