Speaker Pastor Matthew Ude

Call Upon Me In The Day of Trouble, I Will Deliver You

Tuesday August 15, 2017 Text: Matthew 14:22-33 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / Passages: Matthew 14:22-33

It is not possible to explain away this miracle. You might hallucinate seeing a man walking on the water, but you certainly can’t hallucinate walking on the water yourself. Peter is either lying or this really happened as it says. The power that held Peter up did not come from his faith but from Jesus. Peter begins to sink not because Jesus’ power was weakened by his unbelief, but because Jesus used this opportunity as the ultimate object lesson. In desperation, in weakness, Peter cries to the Lord, and the Lord saves him.

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There Will Be Water If God Wills It

Tuesday August 8, 2017 Text: Matthew 14:13-21 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / Passages: Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus does care about our earthly life and can and will provide all that we need for this life. Because Jesus provides all that we need we are free to give our lives in service to our Lord and our neighbor. The description of the miracle in John and Matthew is mostly the same, not much different. And yet John and Matthew both emphasize different points through the context in which they present it . Matthew puts it right after reminding us of the how Herod killed John the baptist. In so doing he presents Jesus as the King who gives and cares in contrast to the rulers of this world that kill and take.

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What is Jesus Worth? What Are You Worth?

Monday July 31, 2017 Text: Matthew 13:44-52 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Passages: Matthew 13:44-52

How much is God’s kingdom worth to us? The parable of the treasure in the field. How much are we worth to God? The parable of the pearl of great price. How much is God’s kingdom worth to us? The parable of the treasure in the field.

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The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds

Tuesday July 25, 2017 Text: Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / Passages: Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

THE LORD PRESERVES HIS CHURCH DESPITE MAN’S SIN Are you surprised that there are weeds in your garden? Of course not. In the same way we should not be surprised that there is sin and unbelief even in the church. Jesus sows what is good, but satan sows what is bad. Instead of being offended that there is sin in the church, we should be thankful that our sins are forgiven in Jesus. Instead of relying on human organizations which will fail, we should rely on Christ who will not.

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The Parable of the Sower and the Seed

Thursday July 20, 2017 Text: Matthew 13:1-8,18-23 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / / Passages: Matthew 13:1-8,18-23

He who has ears to hear, let him hear! – I think we sometimes assume that Jesus words here are a metaphor, in our heads we tend to translate this “if you are able to understand than figure out the meaning of the parable.” Jesus is being very literal and offering a very sharp rebuke

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The Eternal Son Reveals the Father’s Love

Sunday July 9, 2017 Text: Matthew 11:25-30 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / / / Passages: Matthew 11:25-30; Revelation 3:20

We can not understand God nor what He has done for us. If we could He would not be God. We must be told who He is by the only one who knows Him and understands Him, Jesus. The God that Jesus reveals to us is our good and merciful Father. In him our weary souls find rest and joy and peace.

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The End is the Lord’s Salvation

Sunday June 25, 2017 Text: Matthew 10:21-33 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Passages: Matthew 10:21-33

  Third Sunday after Pentecost  / Second Sunday after Trinity / Non Festival half of the church year – whatever you call it. We are now into the more mundane part of the church year. From Dec through May we have so much going on liturgically, and not only that but in our worship we

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Our Help Comes from the Lord

Tuesday June 20, 2017 Text: Matthew 9:35-38; Matthew 10:1-8 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / Passages: Matthew 9:35-38; Matthew 10:1-8; Romans 14:15

The kingdom is near. The sheep are lost and wandering. The workers are few. The fields are white. All these things are just as true today as they were when Jesus spoke these words. And the only answer is the same as well. Pray, pray to the Lord of the harvest, because He alone is our salvation.

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The One Thing Jesus Gives Us To Do

Sunday June 11, 2017 Text: Matthew 28:16-20 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / Passages: Matthew 28:16-20

This isn’t just for the apostles, it isn’t just for the clergy   Why did Jesus make them go up to Galilee and then come back to Jerusalem? Possibly because that is where most of his disciples were.  Whether or not that is why one thing is certain there were a lot more people here

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Into the Dead World Jesus Sends the Living Spirit

Monday June 5, 2017 Text: John 7:37-39 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / /

Into the Dead World Jesus Sends the Living Spirit The feast of tabernacles was a feast the commemorated the wanderings in the wilderness. The water from the rock is the water of life which is Christ The Ceremony of the Outpouring was to be a Symbol of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit The Feast of Tents was also a symbol of the Word of God going out from Jerusalem to the heathen

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