Speaker Pastor Matthew Ude

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Sunday April 3, 2022 Text: Luke 20:9-20 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 20:9-20

This parable is an excellent reminder to us of how we often misuse God’s name and therefore what we are praying for when we pray, “Hallowed Be Thy Name.” It also portrays to what great extent the Lord goes to forgive us and make us His children.

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Are You A King

Wednesday March 30, 2022 Text: John 18:37 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 18:37

Sometimes your following instructions and things happen as they should. For example, the instructions say hold down the button 15 sec until the light blinks twice. It is a relief to see that light blink, you know that you are doing it correctly. Or the recipe says bake 15 minutes until golden brown, after 15

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Our Father, Who Art In Heaven

Sunday March 27, 2022 Text: Luke 15:11-32 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 15:11-32

The address of the Lord's prayer is a simple statement. On the surface all that we have done is to state to whom we are offering the prayer. Yet it is the most important part of the prayer, since it is God's greatest desire and joy that we return to Him, as this son did, and receive from Him without attempting to earn or deserve it that unconditional love by which He calls us sons of God and becomes again our true Father.

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Are You the Son of God?

Wednesday March 23, 2022 Text: Luke 22:70 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 22:70

Is Jesus the Son of God? Jesus says yes, the Jews say no. What do you say? With Peter we confess, “Yes you are the Christ the Son of the living God.” Of course, it is easy to write yes in the bulletin and go home but Jesus wants more from us than a verbal

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Jesus Seeks Repentance  

Sunday March 20, 2022 Text: Luke 13:1-9 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 13:1-9

Repentance is the fruit that Jesus is looking for. The Judeans try to make it about politics, religion and merit. All catastrophes remind us of our need to repent. Jesus waits for repentance and when He does not find it He cultivates the tree.

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How Then Could the Scriptures Be Fulfilled

Wednesday March 16, 2022 Text: Matthew 26:51-56 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:51-56

Jesus disciples are confused, at least Peter is. In that confusion they react. They react quickly, decisively. They react to protect Jesus, at least Peter does. But that reaction is contrary to the Father’s will. That reaction is not in accordance with God’s kingdom. That reaction is sinful. Peter allows his fear to take control

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Thy Kingdom Come

Sunday March 13, 2022 Text: Luke 13:31-35 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 13:31-35

Jesus’ kingdom comes through the cross. We pray that Jesus would oppose all those who block His cross. We pray that Jesus would complete His work within us. We pray that Jesus would gather us to Himself.

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Friend, Why Have You Come?

Wednesday March 9, 2022 Text: Matthew 26:47-50 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:47-50

There is a rather important distinction here in the Greek which is completely lost in the English translation. When Jesus calls Judas “friend” He uses the word, “aetaire.” It doesn’t really mean “friend” its more like that person who sits next to me at work but whom I never speak to and is a little

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Sunday March 6, 2022 Text: Luke 4:1-13 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 4:1-13

Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness teaches us what it truly means to pray the sixth petition. God chose to test Jesus in our place. Jesus resisted all temptation without any sin. Therefore when we are tempted it is merely a practice test. Salvation is already ours through Jesus Christ.

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Could you not watch with me one hour?

Wednesday March 2, 2022 Text: Matthew 26:37-46 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:37-46

“Can you not watch and pray with me for one hour?” I think most of us would have to answer, “No. I can’t watch and pray for one hour.” We have trouble watching and praying for five minutes, much less an hour. When we were in Sem I remember hearing Martin Luther’s advice for preaching.

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