Monthly Archives: August 2020

8/23/20 – Pentecost 12 – “Who Do You Say I Am?” – Matthew 16:13-20

“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’” It is of no small significance that St. Matthew tells us where Jesus poses His question … Continue reading

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8/16/20 – Pentecost 11 – “Great is Your Faith” – Matthew 15:21-28

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 1. Our text for this morning is the Gospel Reading from Matthew 15—it’s this strange story of an odd interaction between Jesus and this Canaanite … Continue reading

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8/9/20 – Pentecost 10 – “Saved by an Out-Stretched Hand” – Matthew 14:22-33

1. The summer after my sixth-grade year in school, my church youth group went on a Servant Event trip to Western New York. Our purpose for the trip was to lead Vacation Bible School at an inner-city congregation in Buffalo. … Continue reading

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8/2/20 – Pentecost 9 – “The Feeding God” – Matthew 14:13-21

In the 1965 musical, “Man of LaMancha,” Don Quixote adores the beggar, prostitute named Aldonsa. He calls her his ‘Dulcinea,’ which means ‘sweetheart,’ and treats her as his princess. And this bothers Aldonsa because she can’t understand him. She’s never … Continue reading

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