Sermons on Matthew
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…” Most people with a church memory remember the rest of this text that says “you will find rest for your souls.” But what was a rabbi’s yoke? Mike walks through how significant this word is, and how it changes how we view following Jesus.
The Great Commission is a popular text for churches. But much of how it’s applied is more like the “Great Conversion” than what “making disciples” means. Mike walks through the 1st century understanding of disciple making and Jesus’ “authority,” and how this mission gave his disciples is MUCH…
Peter walks on the water. Whether you’ve heard the story or not, most are familiar with it. Most interpret this story on how we need to “keep on our eyes on Jesus and never doubt.” But this is not how the 1st-century Jewish person understood it at all. Mike Lamson walks through how the understanding of disciples believed about following their rabbi and vice-versa has a…
Understanding the schooling of Jewish children gives us tremendous insight on the types of people Jesus chose as his followers. It was as shocking then as it would be today. Mike walks through the invitation of who Jesus invites to the Table each and every day, and why it was so shocking to to the…
What was the 1st Century world of Jesus really like? What did disciples of Jesus actually look like and how did they live? You might be surprised how different that picture is then today.
Grace. It’s a “churchy” word. And many times, those in church think it’s only found in the New Testament. Mike walks through God’s grace in Exodus, and also talks about how many of Jesus’ closest followers were thugs. Grace’s demand is not a burden, but a blessing.
Join us for a special gathering about the season of Epiphany, which means, “revelation.” Join Rev. Sayuri Kist-Okazaki, the first ordained female minister in Japan for the RCA as she walks through its meaning. Make sure you check out the entire service by the RCA Global Board on Missions at our YouTube or Facebook page.
Guest Pastor Jon Sherrill talks about what it means to be a disciple, and that this is our primary call.
An interactive and experiential of Jesus’ journey to the cross, best viewed in video. Interactive guide at: https://bit.ly/2VnoYvM
Pastor Mike starts our journey into Holy Week discussing God’s view of justice, and how God’s grace doesn’t have a grading scale. Keep up with us at www.newgroundchurch.org/live!
Pastor Mike walks through the root of adultery, addressing how Jesus turned this commandment on its head that should challenge, encourage, and inspire us.
Pastor Mike walks through the difference between murdering and killing, and dives deep into what’s behind murder that is closer to home than we think.
Pastor Mike walks through what it means to take the LORD’s name in vain, and it’s way beyond using it for a curse word.
Pastor Mike walks through how do handle spiritual dryness or the “dark night of the soul.”
Pastor Mike walks through how we view and handle our money/resources points to a much deeper reality according to Jesus.