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The Gentle Conquering

MATTHEW 12 of 12 This is our last week surveying the gospel according to Matthew. If it’s our last week in Matthew then it would probably be a good guess that we’re at the end of Matthew. You’re absolutely right. Matthew 28 is where we are today. If you’ve been Read more…

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The Worst Thing

MATTHEW 11 of 12 Today, we’re in Matthew 27. And the life of Jesus is coming to an end. The teachings of Jesus ended last week with the parable of the sheep and goats in Matthew 25, And over the last chapter (chapters 26) Jesus has had one last meal Read more…

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The Most Disturbing Parable

MATTHEW 10 of 12 (25.31-46) “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from Read more…

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Whose Hands?

MATTHEW 9 of 12 We’re in our ninth of twelve weeks reflecting on the gospel according to Matthew. During this series, we’ve been trying to pay close and careful attention to Jesus, because through these written words—through text on page— we are being invited into a new kind of life. Read more…

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The Impossible Step

MATTHEW 5 of 12 We’re going to be in Matthew 14 today. The last few weeks, we’ve said that Matthew is talky-teachy gospel but today we get a little bit of an action scene. An action scene that drives home things that are really important to Matthew. In Matthew 14, Jesus Read more…

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Mercy Not Sacrifice

MATTHEW 4 of 12 We’re going to be in Mathew 9 today. (And a number of other places too… but we’ll start in Matthew 9.) We are in our fourth of twelve weeks of exploring the gospel according to Matthew this summer. Matthew is a long book— it’s been divided up Read more…

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The Wider Heart

MATTHEW 3 of 12 We’re going to be in Matthew 5 today. We’re in our third week exploring the account of Jesus’s life given to us by Matthew. If you were here last summer— the board shape and contours of Matthew’s story are similar to the way Mark tells the Read more…

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The Narrow Road

MATTHEW 1 of 12 This morning we’re starting 12 weeks in the gospel according to Matthew. It’s the first book of the New Testament, so not terribly tricky to find. There are four gospels— four accounts of Jesus’s life— preserved for us in Scripture. Last summer we did 12 weeks Read more…

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Above, Beside, Within

We’re going to be in Romans 5 today. Today is Trinity Sunday in the church calendar. As a reminder: the Church has its own way of telling time. We tell time around Jesus. [slide #1] We began back in November in Advent where we were watching and longing and looking Read more…

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Pyro and Patience

We’re going to be in 2 Peter 3 today. Today is the seventh Sunday in the season of Easter, and we’re still talking about resurrection. That’s what Christians have always done. We’re the people who won’t shut up about resurrection— who talk about resurrection ad nauseam. Because resurrection is the Read more…

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Can These Bones Live?

We’re going to be in Ezekiel 37 today. We’re in the season of Easter right now, and in the weeks following the day of our Jesus’ resurrection, we’ve been reflecting on resurrection. We confess the resurrection of the body every week in the Creed. And we’re in the season of Read more…

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Colonists of Heaven

(Phil 3.17-21) Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies Read more…

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Love Will Last

We’re going to be 1 Corinthians 13 today. This is the third week of season of Easter— because someone has been raised from the dead, and celebrating for just one day just won’t do. During this season, we’re reflecting on the resurrection of Jesus. That’s what the early church was Read more…