BIBLE NOTE #18–Matthew14:22-33: Adventures in Water-walking with Jesus

ADVENTURES IN WATER-WALKING WITH JESUS   I love this passage – Matthew 14:22-32. But I’m still not sure I understand what Peter had in mind (v.28). It all happened one dark, windy night out in the middle of the Sea of Galilee. It’s typically called a “sea,” but really it’s a large, freshwater lake. Still, … Continue reading BIBLE NOTE #18–Matthew14:22-33: Adventures in Water-walking with Jesus

Sermon #35 — Getting Ready for Jesus: Turning toward Life — Matthew 3:1-12

Who am I?  How do I measure myself?  Do I have the courage -- or the faith -- to look at myself as I really am in light of who I was meant to be?  Why would I want to do that? "Repentence" sounds like such an old-fashioned notion -- a word uttered by a … Continue reading Sermon #35 — Getting Ready for Jesus: Turning toward Life — Matthew 3:1-12

Sermon #9 — “I’m Afraid: Expecting Too Little” — Matthew 8:18-27

This sermon is a follow-up to "Sermon #8."  In it, I explore some of the things that cause us to expect too little from God and so live with aching, paralyzing fears, which we could let go of in Christ.  Click here to see the text of Matthew 8:18-27.  Also, in the course of the … Continue reading Sermon #9 — “I’m Afraid: Expecting Too Little” — Matthew 8:18-27