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.”
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.
Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-5; Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21
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.
There is a section missing from the sermon due to a technical issue. I hope this does not impair your comprehension of the sermon.
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.”
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.’
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.”
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.”
Scripture: Jeremiah 28: 5-9; Psalm 89: 1-4, 15-18; Romans 6: 12-23; Matthew 10: 40-42
Sermon: In the Name of
Sermon Text: Matthew 10:42
Jesus said to the disciples]…whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.
Scripture: Jeremiah 20: 7-13; Psalm 69: 7-10, 16-18; Romans 6: 1b-11; Matthew 10:24-25a, 27-39
Sermon: Feathers and Hairs
Sermon Text: Matthew 10:29-31
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Scripture: Exodus 19:2-8a; Psalm 100; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8
Sermon: Go First to the Lost Sheep
Sermon Text: Matthew 10:5-7
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.