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Sermons on Matthew

Epiphany

Rev. Doug Floyd EpiphanyRev. Doug FloydMatthew 2:1-12 For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”[1] In today’s Gospel, wise men come from the East. They saw his star. They came to worship. Since that time millions of Gentiles follow in their steps. In some sense we are worshipping today in their steps. Today we celebrate this…

Jesus as Judge

Pentecost +25Rev. Doug FloydZephaniah 1:1–18, Psalm 90, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10, Matthew 25:14-30 Zephaniah opens our readings with a relentless prophecy of judgment on the whole world. This may be one of the darkest passages in Scripture. All creation is under judgment. Listen again to these opening words of Zephaniah: 2 “I will utterly sweep away everythingfrom the face of the earth,” declares the…

The Law of Jesus

Rev. Dr. Les Martin Pentecost +23Rev. Dr. Les MartinMatthew 23:1-12 I am resolved to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified in the name of the living God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, amen. As a young priest in the pre-internet age, I was often looking for direction that would stick with me. And so for…

The Way of Love

Pentecost +22Rev. Doug FloydMatthew 22:34-46 The Pharisees have been trying to trip up Jesus in a way that might turn the crowds against him. Last week, our reading had them joining with the Herodians to ask about taxes in hopes that Jesus might slip up and cause a riot. In our reading this week, a Pharisee steps forward to ask which is…

Walking Out Our Faith

Pentecost +18Rev. Dr. Les MartinMatthew 21:28-32 For I’ve resolved to know nothing among you except Christ Jesus and Him crucified. In the name of the living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen. We have a parable today. It seems simple and it seems disturbing. But to begin with, it’s helpful to always place it in its context. Depending on Mark or…