Sermon – September 16th – Two or Three or More in My Name

Scripture: Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20
Sermon: Two or Three or More in My Name
Sermon Text: Matthew 18:19-20

Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.

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Sermon – September 3 – I Deny Myself

Scripture: Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28
Sermon: I Deny Myself
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:24-25

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.

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Sermon – August 27 – Revelation: An Act of God

Scripture: Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20
Sermon: Revelation: An Act of God
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:16-17

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven.

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Sermon – August 20 – Ministry Missed

Scripture: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28
Sermon: Ministry Missed
Sermon Text: Matthew 15:22-23

Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.”  But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.”

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Sermon – August 13 – The Word is No Ghost Story

Scripture: 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33
Sermon: The Word is No Ghost Story
Sermon Text: Matthew 14:32-33

Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

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Sermon – August 6 – Abundance

Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-5; Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21
Sermon: Abundance
Sermon Text: Matthew 14:20

And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.

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Sermon – July 30 – From Stinky Yeast to Sweet-smelling Bread

Scripture: 1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Sermon: From Stinky Yeast to Sweet-smelling Bread
Sermon Text: Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”

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Sermon – July 23 – Wheat and Weeds

Scripture: Isaiah 44:6-8; Psalm 86:11-17; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Sermon: Wheat and Weeds
Sermon Text: Matthew 13:26-28

So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’

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Sermon – July 16 – Do Not Let the Batting Average Fool You

Scripture: Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 65:9-13; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Sermon: Do Not Let the Batting Average Fool You
Sermon Text: Matthew 13:23

But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

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Sermon – July 9 – Learning by the Yoke

Scripture: Zachariah 9:9-12; Psalm 145: 8-14; Romans 7: 15-25a; Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30
Sermon: Learning by the Yoke
Sermon Text: Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

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