Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

Refresh: God’s Word

Sunday January 31 2021God’s WordMatthew 4: 1-4; Psalm 119:97-105 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch MATTHEW 4:1-4 NRSV1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live…

Emmanuel

Sunday December 13 2020Third Sunday of adventHome with Christ: EmmanuelMatthew 1: 22-23; 28: 18-20 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 22 All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.” Matthew 1:22-23 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19…

Savior

Sunday December 6 2020Second Sunday of AdventHome with Christ: SaviorMatthew 1:20b-21, Luke 2:8-12 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 20b An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20b-21…

The Royal TItles

Sunday November 29 2020The First Sunday of AdventHome with Christ: The Royal TitlesMicah 5:2, Matthew 2:1-2 NRSV  JOHN 15:4 MSG“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.MICAH 5:2 NRSV 2 But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of…

The Parable of the Talents

Sunday November 15 2020The Parable of the TalentsRev Mary Beth Hardesty-CrouchMatthew 25:14-30 NRSV 14 “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15 to one he gave five talents,[a] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. 17…

SOLID: Week Four

GatheringThe Toast*DARING Orchestra Announcements Welcome & PrayerRev Jessica Wright Hymn of Praise All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name (CCLI 196858)UMH 155 – Verses 1,2,4,6Choir/Orchestra Transition to Prayer Cheryl Esbrook Hymn of Prayer His Eye Is On The Sparrow (CCLI 77692)Cathy McPherson & John Stenger Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer Rev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude Moment Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of Gratitude Prayer/Come My People**DARING Choir/Orchestra Intro to MessageRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture…

SOLID: The Lord’s Prayer

GatheringThe Toast (Landry)*DARING Orchestra Announcements Welcome & PrayerRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of PraiseOpen Up The Heavens (CCLI 6304702)Resonate Transition to PrayerDawn/Scott Horton Song of PrayerThe Heart Of Worship (CCLI 2296522)Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudeThey’ll Know We Are Christians (CCLI 26997)arr. Vigran/SaavedraPiano: Joshua Vigran; Bass: Jose Saavedra Scripture ReadingMatthew 6:5-15 NRSVMarilyn Tucker 5 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites;…

SOLID: The Beatitudes

Sunday August 2 2020 GatheringPrayer/Come My People (Landry )*DARING Welcome & PrayerRev Jessica Wright Hymn of PraiseHow Firm A Foundation (CCLI 107816)UMH 529 All 5 versesChoir/Orchestra Transition to PrayerScott Horton Song of PrayerUnwavering (CCLI 4669827)Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudeYou Were There (Landry)*DARING Message IntroductionRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture ReadingMatthew 5:1-12 NRSVCasey Caswell 1 “When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the…

SOLID: Introduction

July 26 2020 GatheringChristians, We Have Met To Worship (CCLI 19052)*MJ Wright Welcome & PrayerRev Jessica Wright Song of PraiseGrateful (CCLI 7067558)Resonate Transition to Prayer Song of Prayer Cornerstone (CCLI 6158927 )Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer Rev Maxie Moore Children’s Time April Kwan and Trish Moreheard Gratitude Moment Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of Gratitude Divertimento II Finale (Haydn)**Daisy Miller, clarinet; James Miller, clarinet; Megan Miller, bassoon Scripture ReadingMatthew 7:24-29 NRSVTed Bernhard 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these…

PALM SUNDAY

April 5 20209:30am Gathering MJ Wright Welcome Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture Reading Matthew 21:1-11 Songs of Praise Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus UMH 277 – Verses 1-3 Song of PrayerAmazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Pastoral Prayer Rev Jessica Wright Children’s Time April Kwan & Trish Morehead Gratitude Moment Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of Gratitude Depth Of Mercy Scripture Reading Luke 22:14-20 Communion & The Lord’s Prayer Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture Reading…

Give: Where Your Treasure Is…

March 22 20209:30am Worship GatheringMJ Wright WelcomeRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Songs of PraiseWorth It AllI Have A HopeResonate Song of PrayerHow Great Thou ArtResonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Jessica Wright Children’s TimeTrish Morehead Scripture ReadingMatthew 6:19-21Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch MessageRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch“Give: Where Your Treasure Is…” Our Gifts To GodI’d Rather Have YouRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Invitation & BenedictionRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sending SongEverlasting GodResonate