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Let’s Keep our eyes on Jesus

Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33 CEB In the passage you have just heard, Peter kept his eyes on Jesus and walked on water! But, when he took his eyes off of Christ, he became frightened and began to sink. This is a strong lesson for us today as we face the storms in our lives. We must…

From Connection to Communion

Scripture: Matthew 14.13-21 08.02.2020 In our passage today, we get a glimpse into the humanity of our Savior, Jesus. The text begins with some sad news: “When Jesus heard about John.” He is referring here to the tragic death of John the Baptist at the hands of the ruler Herod. This caused Jesus to withdraw…

Sharing God’s Love Through Patience.

Scripture Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 CEB Today’s Scripture is the second of eight parables in Matt 13. Jesus uses these short stories to teach his disciples about different aspects of the kingdom of heaven. We are also disciples of Jesus and can receive a lesson too. Today, we focus on the parable of the wheat and…

Scattering the Gospel Seed

Scripture: Matthew 13: 18- 23 CEB The passage you just heard is commonly known as the parable of the sower. A parable is a short story that illustrates something about God’s nature. It contains a pearl of wisdom that helps keep our minds and hearts working for God’s kingdom. This particular parable is meant to…

Instructions for Disciples in Mission

Scripture: Matthew 10:24-39 CEB  Today’s gospel reading continues on from last Sunday where Jesus calls and prepares His disciples for their great mission. In our passage today, Jesus gives some final instructions before sending them out. He includes an honest assessment of the hardships they will face as they obey the call of Christ. They…

Preparing Disciples for Ministry

Scripture: Matthew 9:35-38 – 10:1, 5-8 CEB   For this sermon, I was led to take a different approach, and I hope that you can learn from it. I am going to walk through the passage you have just heard and highlighted three main points. You might even want to write them down so that…

A Reflection on the Trinity

Scripture: Genesis 1:25-31 CEB   Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity. In our passage, we heard the words: “Let us make humanity in our own image.” The plural form “us” and “our own” may refer to the three Persons of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Christians believe that all three were present in creating the…

Jesus is the Source of Eternal Life

Scripture: John 17:1-11 CEB These words that Jesus prays to His Father reveal His eternal purposes and priorities. They go straight to the heart of our obedience as His disciples. We may not always want to hear this, but we must follow Jesus by putting aside what we want, by lifting our gaze to take…

Recognized As Christians By Our Love

Scripture: John 14:15-21 CEB   This week we continue to look at Jesus’ teaching that he gave on the night before His crucifixion. In this passage, we see Jesus’ love and care for His disciples, and also hear some guidance for their future. Jesus tells them, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (v.15)…

Experiencing God’s love leads us to trust God

Scripture: John 14:1-14 CEB  Today we celebrate Mother’s Day. Even in this challenging season, we can take the time to honor the woman or women we love on this special day. A good mother exemplifies through her actions the kind of trust that Jesus is inviting us to have in Him as specified in today’s…