Confessing Christ | Matthew 16:13-20

Michael A. Milton Matthew, Sermons

There is power in identity. There is human pain when we do not know our identity. But a DNA test-kit from ancestry.com will not fill the existential hole in our lives. It is a decidedly different kind of identity that the human spirit seeks. I was orphaned as a child. My father’s sister adopted me. I was put into her …

Managing Time: a Theology of Waiting

Preaching Magazine Sermons

The parable of the ten virgins, or, if you prefer, “the ten bridesmaids,” is an important parable not only in its content but in its sequence. The parable follows chapter 24 of Matthew, which foretells of the destruction of Jerusalem, as well as the coming of the Son of Man. The apocalyptic nature of the prophecy about the destruction of …

The Exaltation of Humility

Preaching Magazine Matthew, Sermons

Are we who we portray ourselves to be? And does it matter? In Hamlet: The Tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, the chief counsel to the murderous king, Claudius, tells us his son, Laertes: This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any …