The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes are a beloved piece of scripture. They remind us that the promises of God do not mirror the promises of this world. In fact, God’s promises often put the promises of the world upside down.  The Beatitudes Text: Matthew 5: 1-12...
Come and Follow

Come and Follow

How does one become a disciple of Jesus? If we look to Matthew’s gospel when Jesus calls his first followers, we learn that it is a remarkably easy thing. Jesus calls, we follow. Text: Matthew 4: 12 – 23 Come and Follow...
Come and See

Come and See

What does it mean to follow Jesus? To Come and See what he has to teach us? Our passage from John this morning has us encountering Jesus just after his baptism, before his ministry starts in earnest.  Text: John 1: 29-42 Come and See...
Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

We are at the Second Sunday of Advent and the theme is peace. Our message comes to us from John the Baptist to prepare a way for the Lord, to make straight his paths. However, in order to understand the expectations that people had for the Messiah we need to turn our...
In Days to Come

In Days to Come

It is the first Sunday of Advent and we celebrate the hope that is to come in the birth of Jesus Christ. Advent is a time to prepare and in preparing we look to the words of the prophet Isaiah.  Text: Isaiah 2: 1-5 In Days to Come...
If

If

On Christ the King Sunday we consider the kingship of Jesus Christ. Normally, we might think of a king who rules over a people and a land. However, in the case of Jesus kingship is different. In establishing the kingdom of God, Jesus does what for a king would be an...

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