Focusing on Psalm 113, Pastor Matt reminds us that God is worthy to be praised because God is always working for the poor, the needy, the barren and the left behind. The Psalmist tells us that we should praise God because God is the God of the poor and needy. But also as reminder that […]
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 […]
In Luke’s gospel, Jesus says that he has come to bring division not peace. What if the peace of God that Jesus initiates is a peace that divides? Pastor Matt askes if the gospel brings division, how do we respond?
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.