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Sermon New Years Eve 31-Dic-2020 Rev. Arturo Mendez St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Westfield.   Author: Philip Nicolai (1556-1608) He Ranks as one of the most Zealous defenders of the Orthodox Lutheran Doctrine in the Sixteen century. He accepted His Pastorate call in a Town of Unna also in Westphalia in 1596 when they were also in the Midst of a epidemic.  Nicolai was working also in a consolatory book  Mirror of the joys of Eternal Life   and was published in 1599 the book was theme in the passage of  Romans 8:18   for I consider that the sufferings of this  present time are not worth comparing that the Glory that is to be revealed to us. He took over 400 pages to said what Paul said in a single sentence.  Philip Nicolai also was writing four Hymns all of those refereed to Bridegroom getting ready for the Lord. The First one is well known as “ O Morning Star how fair and Bright”, the second one was “Wake, awake, for night is flying” the third one was farewell to the world by a soul b
Rev. Arturo Mendez St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Westfield 11/22/2020   Theme: The Final Judgment.   May the Peace and Grace from our Lord and Savior be with all of us.          I believe that everyone of us we are hearing sometimes the final day of the earth is coming, and we probably being hearing about the end of the world some many times or very often, some people have supposedly the knowledge by the reading of the cards, or the wisdom by witchcraft or so evil things, which of course is totally false, or the predestination of the Mayans calendar from the end of the edge in 2012, of course we know that Hollywood it is the expert on those thing. They are the Masters on sci-fi Movies,  like the Day after Tomorrow, or the other one 2012 , with the Actor Nicolas Cage, and some many more in the industry. And they can give us a picture from what they believe about  the end of the days. If we can call it that. And we are really terrified about those movies and things that we hear or seein
Rev. Arturo Mendez St. Matthew Lutheran church of Westfield 10/18/2020 Theme: 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
Rev. Arturo Mendez  Sermon: 10-04-2020 Theme: Jesus is Our Corner Stone   The Parable of the Tenants 33  “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 c
Sermon 08-30-2020 Cycle A   Rev. Arturo Mendez    Theme: Carga tu Cruz y  sígueme      Jesus Predicts His Death 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. 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, Ciertament
Sermon 08-30-2020 Cycle A   Rev. Arturo Mendez    Theme: Take your Cross and Follow Him     Jesus Predicts His Death 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. 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 th