A Near Miss: A sermon based on Matthew 1:18-24
In recent weeks as we’ve been reflecting on Scripture, we’ve been noting how often it’s possible to view Scripture through different perspectives or angles. In any given passage, God can communicate to us on many different levels. Often there is a main level on which God is communicating to us, and its always important to keep that in mind. For example, in the passage we just heard, there are a few different levels of interpretation, but there is, I think, one main level.
This is the Hat of Elijah: A Sermon based on Matthew 3:1-12
Last week, we talked about people wearing multiple hats, and how its important to understand which hat someone’s wearing when you’re talking to them. You might be talking to a person and their wearing their doctor hat one minute and their concerned parent hat the next minute. We talked about how Jesus wore several different hats at the same time (like the Son of God hat, the Rabbi Hat, the Prophet Hat, etc.) and its helpful to know which hat he’s wearing in a given passage.
Come and Die: A sermon based on Matthew 24:36-44
Come and Die Matthew 24:36-44 Joe Ellis — December 1, 2019 I’d like to tell you something that’s good to keep in mind when you’re talking with Rayner. Like a lot of us in a small church, he wears a lot of different hats. So when you’re talking to Rayner, he might be wearing his church Elder hat, or he could be wearing his Refugee Team Hat, or he could be wearing his projectionist and sound guy hat, or he could be wearing ‘his guy who just likes to give his opinions’ hat (whi