Matthew

Sermons based on readings from the Gospel of Matthew

A Sermon for Good Friday (10/04/20): Why Can’t Jesus Come Down from the Cross?

Why Can’t Jesus Come Down From The Cross Matthew 27:33-54 Jesus’ death is a puzzle to us. Even though we know Jesus dies. Even though we have been told, and try to tell ourselves, it was always part of the plan. Even though we know that in three day Jesus will rise again, that it turns out alright …

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A Sermon for Maundy Thursday (09/04/20): When We Can’t Take and Eat and Drink

When We Can’t Take and Eat and Drink  Matthew 26:26-30 Jesus says to his gathered disciples as he offers them bread: “Take, eat, this is my body.” And as he hands them the cup of wine he says: “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant which is poured …

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A Sermon for Palm Sunday (05/04/20): A Political Drama – Part 2

The second of my Palm Sunday sermons picks up the theme of the second gospel reading for the day, Matthew 27:11-26. It also makes quite extensive reference to other parts of the Holy Week narrative. So you might also like to look at: Matthew 21:12-17, 26:47-68 A Political Drama – Part 2 Matthew 27:11-26 The …

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A Sermon for Palm Sunday (05/04/20): A Political Drama – Part 1

The lectionary offers two gospel readings for the 6th Sunday in Lent. The first is the obvious one, the account of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the second is the Passion Narrative. So for Palm Sunday I have two connected sermons. The first, here, on the Triumphal Entry and the second, later, on Jesus’ trial. …

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