Monthly Archives: February 2017

Transfiguration

Matthew 17:1-13 Last week was Peter’s identification of Jesus.  Jesus asked, “Who am I?” and Peter gave the right answer:  “You are the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” This week we learn that it’s one thing to say it, and another thing to see it.  Before I went to the Grand […]

Indentification

Matthew 16:13-20  Today’s Scripture is a big reveal. Matthew has been building up to it. He told us about Jesus’ invitation to the disciples – his call to “follow me” and promise that he’ll make them into fishers of people. He wrote about Jesus’ proclamation in the form of the Sermon on the Mount, the […]

Compassion

Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus wanted some “me” time but he just couldn’t get it. Man, can I relate.  And not because I’m a pastor; it’s because I’m a mom.  Parents of the world, do you feel me? But before we talk about me – or us – let’s talk about Jesus.  Jesus wanted some “me” time […]

Calming Storms?

Matthew 8:18-27 This is not a story about how Jesus calms our storms. It is very much a story about how Jesus calmed a storm.  On this day he and his disciples got into a boat to cross the sea of Galilee.  Jesus had been teaching and healing and answering questions, and he was tired.  […]