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Little Light

Rev. Michael SwartzFebruary 9th, 2020Matthew 5:13-20 | Bulletin A City on a hill cannot be hid – Jesus said it; I believe it! Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Barak Obama, and more recently candidates Mitt Romney and Ted Cruz have all alluded to a “City on a Hill” in American political speeches. On November 3, 1980, Ronald Reagan …

Discipleship

Rev. Michael SwartzJanuary 26th, 2020Matthew 4:12-23 | Bulletin + There was a pecking order in the Holy Land – those from Jerusalem and Judah considered themselves ethnically purer, more religiously correct, enlightened, and sophisticated.  And they thought those up north in Galilee to be bumpkins, more transient, Gentiles, less enlightened – in a land of darkness.  They refer …

Refugees Personalized

Rev. Michael SwartzDecember 29th, 2019Matthew 2:13-23 | Bulletin There are a number of ways to read and hear the Gospel account in Matthew read today of Joseph, Mary and Jesus fleeing a genocide in Judea and fleeing to Egypt for safety. It cam be read in terms of prophesy fulfilled. It can be read in terms of recurring …