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Rev. Arturo MendezSt. Matthew Lutheran church of Westfield10/18/2020Theme: Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.May the peace and grace from our lord and Savior be with all of us.15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians.“Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are.17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax[a] to Caesar or not?”In this Pericope teach us about Jesus asking to the Pharisees from whom was the image in this coin, This particular text is common to use to the discussion about the separation off the  two kingdoms the church and  the state And the obligation of the Christians to pay their taxes including other duties as a citizens of this Kingdom.And in thi…
Rev. Arturo Mendez Sermon: 10-04-2020Theme: Jesus is Our Corner StoneThe Parable of the Tenants33 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.35 “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way.37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said.Last Sunday we Heard about the Authority of Jésus and the Parable of the two Sons, and today Jesus Continued talking in the same way, why He Talk like that to them, Jésus is talking to the chief priest and the…
Sermon 08-30-2020 Cycle ARev. Arturo Mendez Theme: Carga tu Cruz y sígueme Jesus Predicts His Death21 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.La semana pasada escuchamos la declaracion de el apostol Pedro hacia Jesus como el Mesias una declaracion donde Jesus mismo le deja saber a Pedro que solo esa contestacion es revelada por el Padre que esta en los cielos y es declarada  por medio del Espiritu Santo atravez de la boca del apostol Pedro.Jesus mismo hace una declaracion muy importante a sus Discipulos, dejandoles saber que tenia que ir a Jerusalen a cumplir su proposito por el cual habia sido enviado. Morir en la Cruz y dar su vida por todos nosotros pecadores y a su vez resucitar al tercer dia.Pero hay algo que no le queda muy claro a un discipulo, Ciertamente el mismo disci…
Sermon 08-30-2020 Cycle ARev. Arturo Mendez Theme: Take your Cross and Follow HimJesus Predicts His Death21 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.Last week we heard the statement of the apostle Peter confessing that He, Jesus, is the Messiah a statement where Jesus himself lets Peter know only this answer is revealed by the Father who is in heaven and is declared through the Holy Spirit by the mouth of the apostle Peter.Jesus himself makes a very important statement to his Disciples, letting them know that he had to go to Jerusalem to fulfill his purpose for which he had been sent. To die on the Cross and give his life for all of us sinners and in turn to be resurrected on the third day.But there is something that is not very clear to his disciple, Certainly the same disciple…
July 26 2020Rev. Arturo MendezSt. Matthew Lutheran church of WestfieldTheme: Jesus teaches us in Parables.May the Peace and Grace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ abound in all of us.We've been listening for the past two weeks the parables of Jesus in Matthew's account,and today is not the exception. Today Jesus also wants to teach us and His disciples about these 4 parables, but perhaps we ask ourselves a question, why does Jesus speaks to us in this particular way that it is certainly a little difficult to understand? First of all, what is a parable?Parable is a figure of speech, which presents a short story, typically with a moral lesson at the end. You often have heard stories from your elders, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and All is Vanity. These are parables, because they teach you a certain moral lesson. Parable is, in fact, a Greek word, parable, which means “comparison.” It is a briefly expressed narrative, or a universal truth that uses symbolism, simile, and…