Matthew’s Account of Jesus
With March, we began a short trip through the Gospel of Matthew that will take us through June. Here’s what’s up for May!
May 7 “Key Moments” (Matthew 14) This chapter takes our breath away. Key moments? How about the death of John the Baptist? How about the Feeding of the Five Thousand? How about Jesus’ walking on water?
May 14 “A Woman of Great Faith” (Matthew 15) We learn much in Matthew 15, but the passage we’ll examine the most closely is Matthew 15:21-29, and the woman to whom Jesus said, “Great is your faith?” Can we have her kind of faith?
May 21 “Confession” (Matthew 16) The word, “confession,” isn’t exclusively connected with the confession of sin; confession implies “verbal agreement,” and also applies to our confession of faith! At the heart of this chapter, Peter makes his great confession of faith, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!”
May 28 “Highs and Lows” (Matthew 17-18) A high: atop the Mount of Transfiguration. A low: the inability of the disciples to heal a demon-possessed boy. A high: Jesus heals him! A low: Jesus predicts his death. A high: tax payment provided through fishing. A low: the disciples’ continual concern about “who’s the greatest?” What does God teach us through our highs and lows? May the Lord bless and teach us through Matthew’s Gospel!
We worship together each Sunday at 8:00, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. The first two services are traditional in the sanctuary; the 10:45 service is contemporary in style and meets in the Gym. We call it, “Cross Connections.”
We also have a half-hour communion service each Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.