Sermons on “Matthew”

Fr. Chris Yoder

Traditional Service, “Disruption”

The disruption Christ brings is sometimes difficult to bear, but always leads to life.

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Traditional Service, “The Man Who Does Nothing Right”

Jonah is the man who did nothing right. Yet his name tells us he is particularly beloved by God. What’s going on here?

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Uptown Service, “A Hell of Our Own Making”

What we choose to care about can cause us more pain than we think. Something like Hell can come on earth but we can be freed as well.

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Traditional Service, “True Independence”

Patriotism—the love of our land, our country, that which is ours—is a good thing, provided it does not usurp our love for Jesus. The Bible shows nations (not mere individuals) coming to Jerusalem at the end times, a view that is, perhaps surprisingly, captured in the final stanza of “O beautiful, for spacious skies.”