Sermons on Matthew

Noble cedars & humble mustard seeds

A few months ago I threw some avocado seeds into my compost bin, and now I’ve discovered I have a beautiful avocado seedling growing in my compost.  I’ve very happy about that – but all I did was throw it away! I was expecting to make compost, but now I am very pleased that I…

English speaking, Sunday service, Panama City, Balboa, Union, methodist, lutheran, presbyterian, anglican, Christian, Catholic, welcoming, Church, missions, serving

Church Divas and Doers

This sermon is available on video on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/balboaunion/videos/1613268202050982/ Church Divas and Doers Jesus, who certainly was a Doer, not a Diva, had this simple rule for church-building: follow the Gospel: The Wise and Foolish Builders “Cualquiera pues que me oye estas palabras, y las hace, le compararé á un hombre prudente, que edificó…

compassion, love, courage, sacrifice, empathy plus action, put into practice, doing, God, love, Jesus, church, Christians

Compassion

  Readings: Romans 9: 1-15 Matthew 14:13-21 Psalm 145: 8-9, 14-21 Compassion: These verses from Matthew & Romans 9 contain a common theme: the compassion of Jesus for the crowd and the compassion of Paul for his Jewish countrymen.  Paul is anguished that his Jewish countrymen cannot see the truth of Christ being the promised…

rejoice, suffering, resilience, perseverance, tenacity, grit, rebound, get up, get back up, stand up, stronger, rebirth, Jesus, Christ, christian, church

Rejoicing in Sufferings

Readings: Romans 5: 1-8 Matthew 9:35 – 10:8 Psalm 100 Rejoicing in Sufferings I invite you to think for a moment about that Olympian champion, the one that sat on the sofa every day watching TV, checking their internet, and reading books.  The one that slept in every morning, had a full cooked breakfast, eating…