Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

Walking On Water

like those disciples in the stormy dark, we’re forced to face some really rough circumstances… That’s just when today’s text suggests Jesus shows up!

Great Commission – Trinity Sunday

‘The Great Commission’ is about Jesus telling us NOT to be silent! We have our instructions: May God’s smiling on us be the result of our good and faithful response to all of what Christ instructed those 1000s of years ago, and what he still so clearly instructs today – that our lives come to model all of the loving justice, compassion and healing hope that Our Trinity God intends, the Redeeming Christ has secured, and the Empowering Holy Spirit has sealed for us all.

The Temptation of Christ

Summary Today’s passage (Matthew 4:1-11) reveals for us both the nature of temptation and the wiles of how we are led into temptation. Temptation draws from what we know – in Christ’s case it was his own authority as well as his deep knowledge of scripture – but then twists those things in our minds towards some toxic, nefarious end for which they were certainly not intended. There’s the Tempter’s straw man argument of ‘…if you are…then…’ To which Christ’s…

This is who I am!

Most of us have never really met ourselves…We’ve met who we pretend to be, and who others have said who we are, or even who we’ve aspired to be, but not ourselves!

Do Not Worry

Thanksgiving Sunday is always one of my favourites in the church calendar year as we gather to give thanks and praise for the harvest. It’s one of my favourite days as we begin to notice the cooler mornings and longer nights and all this in the midst of revelling in the brilliant hues of the autumnal colours. Thanksgiving Sunday is one of my favourites because it brings back so many memories from my childhood when I attended South Burnaby United…

Genealogy of Jesus

There are so many interesting, beautiful, perplexing stories told around the birth of Jesus. But one that has fascinated me for a long time is the genealogy of Jesus, which opens the Gospel of Matthew.

Our Merciful Judge

the paradox at the heart of our tradition, that our God is a merciful judge; that the one who preaches a way that is narrow has a love that reaches wide; the one who is all powerful walks each day beside us.

A Love That Saves Us

This time of big change in our church is an opportunity for us to re-centre ourselves in the radical heart of our faith, this story of a powerful, saving, reconciling love that knows no limits.