October 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: Handing off that Golden Baton of Love

This week, we continue our journey though the Gospel of Matthew. We examine the well-known Golden Rule verse within the larger context of the sermon on the mount. We talk about some ways we can prepare to go out and treat others the way we would like to be treated. Our main passage this week […]



Gospel of Matthew: ‘You don’t know who I am! I do what I want!’

This week we continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew by examining what Jesus says about judging. We often think of judging simply as ‘that person should not have done that!’ But what about the first impressions we form about people? How are we judging people every day and not even realizing it! We […]



The Gospel of Matthew: Doomed to be Near-sighted?

This week, we continue our journey though the Gospel of Matthew. We look at how Jesus says we should fast. Then we take a step back and look at everything Jesus has said thus far in the sermon on the mount, looking at the common theme of trust and faith verses our desires for the […]



September 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: Practices and Prayers

We continue our journey through Matthew by looking at what Jesus has to say about righteousness and prayer. The Lord’s Prayer is a passage many people know, but what is Jesus trying to relate to us through it? We break down each petition in the prayer and talk about what they mean for us in […]



The Gospel of Matthew: Giving and Righteousness

We resume our journey through Matthew together, by jumping back into the Sermon on the Mount. Today, we examine what Jesus says about righteousness and giving. We examine the idea of intent as related to giving and explore how our giving should be reflective of the amazing gift God gave us. This week’s passage is: […]



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 […]



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.