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Sermons on Matthew

Waiting

The Rev. David Marshall Year A, Proper 27 Matthew 25:1-13 Word: Waiting Quote: We choose to wait for the fulfillment of our vision; not as passive, anxious people, hoping thing will work out, but as people of faith who choose to live together in such a way that our lives and our worship and our…

#metoo

The Rev. David Marshall Year A, Proper 25 | Matthew 22:34-46 Word: Neighbor Quote: Jesus’ command that we love our neighbor as ourselves is beautiful, it is central to our faith, and it is truly the most difficult thing Jesus asks us to do. In too many ways, both blatant and subtle, we deny the humanity…

Agnus Dei

The Welcome Table

Matthew 18 gives clear instructions for dealing with conflict in the Church. Here we have guidance from Jesus himself. If a member sins against you, go to that person yourself. If he or she will not listen, bring someone else and try again. If that doesn’t work, tell the whole church, and if that doesn’t work, shun and exclude them; they are like a gentile and a tax collector.