Sermons on Matthew

DO: One Word

For the wise ones, it began with a hunch. The Magi had been studying the stars and surveying the skies and working the astrology and waiting for what was coming. Their preparation came ahead of the great story. Epiphany, the season of brilliant manifestation and aha! and revelation came first with showing up in ordinary…

Genesis: Count your Blessings: Blessings of Intentional Presence

During my sophomore year of college, there were two terrifying abduction cases.  Penn State, who most often gathered around football, basketball, and Creamery Ice Cream, was galvanized around two abductions and sexual violence.  Both were of young women involved in the active Greek life.  Both were surrounded with concerns of love and care.  Both brought…

Genesis: Like One Of Us

“Like One Of Us” When a new little one is born, families often play the game, “Who does this beloved child look like?” Maybe he has his daddy’s nose or his mommy’s eyes. One cousin sees the great grandmother in the furrowing of the brow and another claims to be sure that uncle is the…

Genesis: In the Other Beginning

We are back to Genesis this week. Last week, we began by considering the vastness of God’s creation.  From beauty to wonder, we reveled in creation.  As we move into the second chapter of Genesis, we find another account of creation.   Not a contradictory account, but another account. Have you ever found yourself talking to…