Gospel of Matthew

September 2017

Seeing Beauty In Humble Places

By | September 3rd, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/232768716 Given By Dr. Fred Arzola September 3,2017 There are two types of people, ones who do the same thing over and over and those who try new things. Those who are introverts and those who are extroverts.  It is natural to be drawn to like-minded people. Unfortunately, people also tend to divide into two ...

August 2017

Risk Taking and Water Walking

By | August 13th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/230246506 Given By Neal Washburn August 13, 2017 This week, the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, fit in with today's scripture reading. The counter-protesters are like Peter, all are risk-takers. The reading talks about Jesus walking on water. The disciples are in a boat battered by high winds and surf. As Jesus approaches, they are in ...

July 2017

Healing Conversations

By | July 30th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/229075209 Given By Steve Meineke July 30, 2017 Our guest minister speaks to us today on healing the current rift between progressive and evangelical Christians. He is not downplaying the differences we have on important social issues though. There is a path of peace and reconciliation through conversation. Today's reading talks about how Jesus asks ...

April 2017

The Least of These

By | April 30th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/216572308 Given By Rev. Carl Crider April 30, 2017 Racism is the subject of today's sermon. Rev. Carl Crider recalls the first incidence that he experienced being taught how to live in a racist society. His grandmother scolded him for drinking from their black servant's cup. He was only four years old.  Twenty years later, ...

Celebrating Resistance

By | April 9th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/214352048 Given By Rev. Madison Shockley April 9, 2017 Each of the four Gospels tells us something concerning Jesus's entrance into Jerusalem.  Matthew goes overboard with his description. He has Jesus riding both a donkey and a colt. Matthew lacks the understanding that in Hebrew poetry there is synonymous parallelism. They say one thing then ...