Broken Stones

Text: 1 Peter 2:2-10 This past Wednesday, a team of us from St. Matthew’s were at our monthly ministry to Brenda’s House. The Treasure Trunk Program has been a real way of connecting with the needs of people living within our own community. Not only that, it helps us to get out of our own […]

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The Valley of the Shadow

Text: Psalm 23 For the second time in as many months, the suggested readings of the day come back to the well-known six verses of the 23rd Psalm. Normally we follow a pattern of readings like this precisely because we don’t want to repeat ourselves, and then less than six weeks after it came up […]

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Opening the Scriptures?

Luke 24:36-48(With reference to Luke 24:13-35) I have to admit that after spending the last four months preaching about and exploring prayer, I was wondering to myself, “okay, great! Now what do I do?” Do I explore prayer further, as that well is so deep and so rich, I could spend my entire career on […]

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No More Fear

Text: Matthew 28:1-10 I remember once as a student sending a ladies group at a church into shock. I was doing my internship, and they asked me to come to talk to them about the history of Christmas. I certainly agreed, prepared some notes and handouts and away I went. I began the presentation by […]

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The Whole Story

 Text: Matthew 21:1-11; 26:14-27:66 The story of Christ’s Passion from start to finish is never a “convenient” read with what we have come to expect from Sunday morning worship. Usually if a passage gets over ten verses long, we begin to fidget, wondering when the next part of the service is coming up. This is […]

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