May these messages be a blessing to you! Also keep in mind that the written form of a sermon is never quite the same as when it is preached. The Holy Spirit can work in many ways. If you have questions or want to discuss further please comment or contact me! –Pastor Michelle
Sermons are linked to scripture from the Common English Bible.
Beloved, God can do amazing things with what we are willing to give. But I want to start at the beginning of the passage for today..
Our reading today starts out with, “when Jesus heard what had happened.” But what had happened? Herod the local ruler had beheaded John the Baptist. The one who baptized Jesus, whose refrain of, “repent for the kingdom of heaven has come near,” is the same one Jesus will repeat as he goes about in his ministry. Now Jesus hears about his violent death. He also hears we can assume, that Herod is saying that Jesus is John the Baptist returned from the grave. In other words, he can expect similar treatment because he is doing similar things.
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July 5. (Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30) This weekend our country celebrated its 244th birthday, a birth that began with a declaration of independence stating “all men are created equal” a birth that began with protests about taxation without representation- a protest …Continue reading →