When only one leper returns to give thanks to God, Jesus asks “where are the rest?” The one who returns offers praise and thanksgiving to God for being healed. The story is a reminder of our need to give praise and thanks to God for all that God has done for us. We should at […]
Using Jesus’ parables about the lost sheep and the lost coin from Luke’s gospel, Pastor Matt talks about being left in the wilderness when our God goes out looking for the lost. He reminds us that we are not just the sheep left behind but the shepherd and the woman – looking for those who […]
Jesus heals on the Sabbath, breaking the codes that have been built around the day of rest. Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann suggests that the sabbath was designed as an act of resistance against the 24/7 life of Egypt. Jesus act is and act of resistance against the social codes of his day. How might we […]
The prophet Isaiah tells the people of Judah that God doesn’t want their worship because they have blood on their hands. Is it possible that God might be tells us the same thing today? Pastor Matt explores the possibility that today’s prophets are telling us to repent because we fail to care for others as […]
The last in a series of sermons on being at part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Pastor Matt explores the Disciples Statement of Identity and how creating wholeness means welcoming everyone to the Table.
Pastor Matt shares what it means to be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in a three part series. This message shares the foundations of the movement called the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and our founding belief in Christian Unity.
In the parable of the Good Samaritan, could Jesus be teaching about our commonality as humans – that we should see each other first as humans then as Jew or Samaritan, or black or white in today’s world. Using this parable and the idea of being a citizen of the cosmos put forth by Dr. […]