Choose Life

Choose Life

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus clarifies aspects of the law. Bringing them into sharper focus and providing context to what God intended, but which humanity misinterpreted. In doing so Jesus talks about murder, adultery, divorce and oaths. However, Jesus does not...
Salt and Light

Salt and Light

What kind of disciples are we? To whom do we belong? These are just two of the questions which our passage from Matthew’s gospel seeks to address. Jesus puts these questions to the disciples by referring to ‘salt & light.’ These two common,...
The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes are a beloved piece of scripture. They remind us that the promises of God do not mirror the promises of this world. In fact, God’s promises often put the promises of the world upside down.  The Beatitudes Text: Matthew 5: 1-12...
Come and Follow

Come and Follow

How does one become a disciple of Jesus? If we look to Matthew’s gospel when Jesus calls his first followers, we learn that it is a remarkably easy thing. Jesus calls, we follow. Text: Matthew 4: 12 – 23 Come and Follow...
Come and See

Come and See

What does it mean to follow Jesus? To Come and See what he has to teach us? Our passage from John this morning has us encountering Jesus just after his baptism, before his ministry starts in earnest.  Text: John 1: 29-42 Come and See...
Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

We are at the Second Sunday of Advent and the theme is peace. Our message comes to us from John the Baptist to prepare a way for the Lord, to make straight his paths. However, in order to understand the expectations that people had for the Messiah we need to turn our...

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