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July 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: Punchy, Punchy, Mates

This week, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew. We get to the end of Jesus’ discussion on the Law and righteous. We examine the idea that loving our enemies can be difficult, but it is essential if we are to emulate Christ in our lives.  Our passage this week is: Matt. 5:43-48.




June 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: An Eye for an Eye

This week, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew. We examine the ‘eye for an eye’ edict and how Jesus’ encourages us to move beyond this into a realm of genuine mercy. Our passage this week is: Matt. 5:38-42.




The Gospel of Matthew: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

This week, we continue our journey though the Gospel of Matthew. We look at Jesus’ reflection on the Law and on righteousness. We examine the idea that thought things will always change the call or the mission of God remains the same. Our  passage this week is Matthew 5:17-20.



April 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: The Devil Within

This week, we continue our journey though the Gospel of Matthew. We look at Jesus’ time in the wilderness. The devil plays a key role in this passage. So we are going to examine what we can learn about the devil from this story and how we can use that to help us. Our main passage this week is Matthew 4:1-11



The Gospel of Matthew: In You, I am Pleased

=This week, we continue our journey though the Gospel of Matthew, by looking at Jesus’ baptism. We examine the power of words and how much they can change our lives. Our main passage this week is Matthew 3:13-17.



The Gospel of Matthew: Remember the Stones

This week, we dive back into the Gospel of Matthew. We examine the teachings of Jesus’ cousin: John the Baptist. How is John preparing the way for Jesus? What is it in John’s message that is laying the groundwork for Jesus’ coming message. Our main passage this week is Matthew 3:1-12



March 2021

Letting Go: Popularity

This Palm Sunday we talk about popularity. We will examine how Jesus reacted to his own popularity among the people, seen when he entered Jerusalem in the last week of his life. What can we learn from Jesus’ example, as we try to let go of the supreme importance of being liked? Our main passage this week is Matthew 21:1-10.



Letting Go: Enemies

We enter the fifth week of Lent talking about enemies. We examine Jesus’ entry unto Jerusalem and how we prayed and mourned for the very city that was about to kill him.  Praying for our enemies, is this the first step in letting go of enemies? Our main passage this week is Luke 19:37-44.



Letting Go: Our Lives

In this fourth week of Lent, we discuss how we understand our lives. We so often overlook the reality that our lives on earth are a blip on the cosmic scale that will be our eternal life. So how do we balance the importance of the events, people, and emotions of our lives here with the knowledge that our existence ultimately means so much more? Our passage this week is John 11:32-45.



Letting Go: Superiority

We enter the third week of Lent talking about our own sense of superiority. So often we draw lines of self-importance around ourselves in attempts to separate ourselves. We explore the idea that these lines actually hinder our efforts to fulfill the gospel. Our passages this week are John 4:5-41 and Mark 2:13-17.





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