Sermons by Pastor Matthew Kusch

Associate Pastor

Absolute Justice

People have always been concerned with (obsessed with?) justice. The dispensing of Justice can reassure, calm and comfort. God’s Justice is dispensed many times throughout the bible. But God’s idea of justice is not the people’s idea of justice. Jesus told the people that God’s justice is not based on others, but ourselves. This can…

Big Things with Small Stuff

Solitary confinement can demoralize and cause man to question his sanity, slow and insidious, bit by bit. But there are also prisons for many, with similar effect… The Israelites came from Canaan to Egypt. After a few centuries they had fallen from their former status. Their decline was slow and insidious. They could not leave…

Distinctly Christian

History is filled with conflict from the Old Testament up through present times. Conflict can cause problems but it can cause progress as well. Joseph’s story in the Old Testament was full of conflict. As he was in conflict with his brothers, this led to his separation from them and being sold into slavery, and…

The Second Proclamation

The second proclamation was when Mary & Joseph took Jesus to the temple to be dedicated to God. Here, Simeon saw the infant child that had been foretold to him – this was a sign of God’s love. Today Christ is still that sign – but we in our sin are opposed to him. As…

Business as Usual

The birth of Jesus was both ‘miraculous’ and ‘business as usual.’ While it only received mention in two of the Gospels, it was business as usual for God–His business of forgiving people from their sins. Let’s listen to hear what was so miraculous and revolutionary about the birth of a small child in Bethlehem so…

True Joy

John the Baptist was full of joy. He was active proclaiming the word and preparing the way for Jesus. While the coming of Jesus brought his people joy, today’s gospel brought a dissonance. John shone a light on the misdeeds of the day, and this caused his imprisonment and death. During his ministry, John had…