Hi folks – Here’s the recording from February 5th at 11am in SJUC.  As we joked about on Sunday, I drew the short straw in the land of lectionary texts for preaching this week!  🙂  Hopefully it turned out well for Preacher’s Portal who were recording via live stream.  Several of you asked if you could listen to it again, given the difficulty of this particular passage.  I’m hoping Preacher’s Portal will let us have a video copy to share via our website as well.


Blessings and peace to all,


Matthew 5:21-37 NRSV

21 “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister,e] you will be liable to judgment; and if you insultf] a brother or sister,g] you will be liable to the council; and if you say, ‘You fool,’ you will be liable to the hellh] of fire. 23 So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sisteri] has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister,j] and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to courtk] with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.