We will be looking at Matthew and the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom through the next few month. I am including the slides I use in the message if you would like to see what the congregation is seeing while I preach. The link is listed below, which allows you to download the PDF

March 29, 2020
Topic: Trusting Jesus
Matthew 8:18-34
I have uploaded a video presentation of a worship service I put together for Cheryl and I to worship with. I hope you are able to use it to worship as well. When you see the slides with today’s scripture, as you read, ask yourself, “What is God saying to me in these verses?”

March 22, 2020
Topic: Faith and Healing
Matthew 8:1-17
Since we are encouraged not to gather in groups of 10 or more, Raritan did not have services this weekend. Several in the congregation do not have access to the internet, so we did not plan on live streaming any type of service either. Several made contact via text messaging to exchange prayer requests and encouragement. Cheryl and I went through the material that we use in Sunday School, and then worshipped with song, scripture and prayer; finishing with communion together. We reflected on Matthew 8:1-17. What stood out to me most were 1) the faith of the Centurion, who put his faith and trust in the authority of Jesus; and 2) the fact that Jesus doesn’t such speak platitudes, or preach sermons, but he also acts. He brought healing to many people when he came down from preaching the Sermon on the Mount. He was fulfilling as Matthew put it: “what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” (17) I thought it was very apropos for what we are facing in this world today. Let’s look to Jesus, who in his power and authority brings healing. May he be astonished by our faith, as he was by the Centurion.

March 15, 2020
Topic: Putting it into practice
Matthew 7:1-29

You Be the Judge

March 8, 2020
Topic: Priorities
Matthew 6:19-34


March 1, 2020
Topic Spiritual Practices
Matthew 16:1-18

Checking Our Motives

February 23, 2020
Topic: Living Righteously
Matthew 5:21-48

But I Tell You

February 16, 2020
Topic: The Law
Matthew 5:17-20

What about The Law?

February 9, 2020
Topic: The Eight Blessings of Jesus
Matthew 5:1-16

Eight Blessings

February 2, 2020
Topic: Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5-7