Sermon for February 19, 2017

Sermon for February 19, 2017

Focus Text: Matthew 5:38-48

Focus: Jesus saves the unrighteous and evildoers, too.

5:48 [Jesus said] “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

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Sermon for February 12, 2017

Sermon for February 12, 2017

Focus Text: Matthew 5:21-37

Focus: Jesus’s gift at the altar reconciles us.

5:23 So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.

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Sermon for February 5, 2017

Sermon for February 5, 2017

Focus Text: Matthew 5:13-20

Focus: The light of Christ cannot be hid.

5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 5:15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.  5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

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Sermon for January 29, 2017

Sermon for January 29, 2017

Focus Text: Matthew 5:1-12

Focus: Jesus blesses us to be a blessing to others.

5:1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 5:2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven….

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Sermon for January 22, 2017

Sermon for January 22, 2017

Focus Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Focus: Jesus Christ claims us as his in baptism, through the power of his cross.

1:12 What I mean is that each of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.”  1:13 Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

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