Sunday worship

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 13, 2019 10:55 AM
Knollwood Sanctuary

“Baby Steps Following Jesus,” Dr. Bob Setzer, Jr. preaching

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
1 Corinthians 16:1-4
Matthew 9:9-13

Matthew’s journey with Jesus began with two seminal words: “Follow Me.” By following Jesus, step by step, Matthew was transformed from a “tax collector and sinner” into a caring, courageous, and generous human being. Might the same be true for us?

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-26

Jesus warns that unrestrained anger makes one “liable to judgment” (Mt. 5:21). Unless such anger is examined, tested, and winnowed, it can destroy relationships and community. Thankfully, Jesus teaches us what to do when we’re “mad as hell.”