I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

Matthew 25:31-46 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will … [Read more…]


Matthew 25: 1-13 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, … [Read more…]


Matthew 23:1-12 & 23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 … [Read more…]

Loving the Lord Your God

Congregational Church of Easton – 10/29/2023 Do you love God more than you love your family? Do you spend more time focused on God than anything else? Do you put God first? These are the challenging questions that today’s second reading poses for us. It contains Matthews version of the “great commandment: ”thou shalt love … [Read more…]

Where Do You See God?

Exodus 33:12-23 12 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways … [Read more…]

God’s Generosity

Matthew 20:1-16 Our reading in Matthew is chapter 20 verses one through 16 — Jesus’ parable about workers in a vineyard. You’ll hear that the landowner paid people one “denarius” A denarius is the amount usually paid as one day’s wages which was enough for one person to live on, but a whole family would … [Read more…]

Forgive Your Brother or Sister

Matthew 18:21-35 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[a] 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle … [Read more…]

Love One Another

Romans 13:8-11 8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love … [Read more…]

Destroy Your Life!

Matthew 16:21-28 21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. 22 … [Read more…]

Let God Transform You

Romans 12:1-8 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will … [Read more…]