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From Son to Satan

Matthew 16.21-23
Mar 18th 2018

On the heels of Peter's great confession, comes evidence of great confusion still. He may have been persuaded of Jesus' identity as the Messiah, but he still had a long way to go in his understanding of God's plans to redeem the world from sin through the suffering...read >>

admonish, cross, crucifixion, faith, hope, instruction, Jesus, love, love, Peter, rebuke, Satan, teaching, transformation, truth
Jesus, Matthew, Peter

Hope In His Building

Matthew 16.18-20
Mar 11th 2018

It's very hard to know how to get somewhere when you don't know where you're going.

Do you know where you're going? Do you know why you're here, what your purpose in life really is, why you exist?

Jesus makes some of His greatest promises in our passage today. His...read >>

bind, bondage, build, Church, faith, freedom, glory, Gospel, hope, keys of the Kingdom, loose, Peter, purpose, sin, Truth
Gospel, Matthew, Peter

The Father’s Revelation

Matthew 16.13-17
Mar 4th 2018

Crowds brought Him their sick for healing. Herod, on the other hand, was hostile toward Jesus. The religious leaders, the Pharisees & Sadducees, persecuted the Christ, they wanted Him dead. So many different reactions to Jesus.

In our passage today, we hear from...read >>

Bar-Jonah, Christ, confession, faith, Jesus, Messiah, Peter, Simeon, Simon, Son of the living God, truth
faith, Matthew, truth

Fulfilling Redemptive History

Matthew 13.34-35
Sep 3rd 2017

As we would expect again this week, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological, Jewish brethren that the Jesus they'd rejected to the Cross really was & is the long-awaited Promised Messiah.

Behind just a couple of short verses this morning stands...read >>

dark, fulfilled, hidden, history, parables, Psalm 78, revelation, Royal King, servant, Son of David, suffering, truth
Matthew, Messiah, prophecy

Celebration of Hope In Jesus

Acts 8.26-39
May 28th 2017

In preparation for today's baptismal service, we turn to the narrative of the Ethiopian eunuch and his meeting with Philip, a faithful follower & proclaimer of Christ. Together they studied the Words of the Prophet Isaiah, written over 700 years before Jesus birth....read >>

baptism, Ethiopian, eunuch, evangelism, exposition, Holy Spirit, Isaiah, Philip, Scripture, Truth, Word
Acts, baptism, discipleship

Willful Impenitence

Matthew 11.20-24
Apr 23rd 2017

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make 'em drink."

Ever heard that one? Of course you have. By nature, we are like that, too. No matter how obvious the evidence, sometimes we just refuse to believe the truth, especially when the truth hurts. Our defense...read >>

Bethsaida, burden, Jesus, joy, regret, remorse, repentance, Sodom, sorrow, truth, Tyre
Matthew, repentance, truth

The God of the Unexpected

Apr 16th 2017

"His ways are not our ways." The Scripture is full of stories that marvel us about God. Just about the time we think we have Him boxed in and figured out, He does the unexpected. In holiness & righteousness He governs all things as He baffles the best minds in how...read >>

death, Easter, hope, life, Resurrection, righteousness, sin, truth
Easter, hope, Special Messages

Christ's Captive

Matthew 11.1-6
Mar 26th 2017

Ever questioned God's call upon your life? Our doubt can be a bit embarrassing. After all, "faith" has to do with confidence in Christ and in His Word. But doubt is just the opposite. Why do we doubt? And what can be done about it?

Join us today's sermon on the...read >>

doubt, fear, hope, insecurity, judgment, question, righteousness, Truth, unbelief
doubt, Matthew, truth

Validation & Preparation

Matthew 10.21-23
Jan 29th 2017

In His Sermon On The Mount, Jesus validated His Word, God's Word, teaching & explaining it to many who'd been confused by the Pharisees & Scribes.

Through His miracles of exorcism, healing, etc. Jesus validated His own authority as the long-awaited Messiah.

So far...read >>

Church, confidence, confusion, division, evangelism, faith, hope, Israel, mission, persecution, prophecy, second coming, Son of Man, strength, truth
Matthew, missions, persecution

12 Sent, All Commanded

Matthew 10.5a
Jan 1st 2017

Do you trust Jesus? Would others be able to attest as much, based on the way you live, talk & walk?

God-glorifying obedience is what our Master is after. But that won't happen if we doubt that our Father truly knows best.

Many commentators find the next section of...read >>

commission, deceit, disciple, doubt, follow, journey, lie, missionary, truth, Word
discipleship, follow, Matthew

The Centurion’s Christ

Matthew 8.5-13
Sep 4th 2016

To be salvaged from sin we must see our Savior. May God grant the grace required to do so, that we may have Centurion-like eyes & heart, confident of Christ's identity, submitting everything to His authority & care.

Join us today in Matthew's testimony of the Good...read >>

divinity, faith, grace, healing, hope, identity, Jesus, miracle, Son of God, truth
divinity, Jesus, Matthew

Am I really On the Rock?

Matthew 7.24-27
Jul 31st 2016

As Jesus concludes His Sermon On The Mount, He clearly means for us to do some ever-necessary self-examination. Love came for our very best, that we might hear "Well done, good & faithful. Enter into the Joy of your Master." Therefore, Love warns us to consider our...read >>

abide, beatitudes, false belief, hope, patience, perseverance, rock, sand, true belief, Truth, Word
Matthew, Rock, Sermon On The Mount

Rock or Ruin

Matthew 7.24-27
Jul 24th 2016

In today's passage from Matthew's Gospel, Jesus concludes His Sermon On The Mount with one more graphic image to warn His beloved of the likelihood of their self-deception. Two very similar men construct two very similar looking houses, but when the same storms come...read >>

abide, abode, home, home, house, life, live, rock, sand, truth
abide, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Examine & Restore

Matthew 7.21-23
Jul 10th 2016

Throughout Jesus' Sermon on the Mount He has proven faithful to warn us of impending judgement. But are we heeding His warning? How? Are we truly examining our Christian faith by His Words?

Today wraps up three weeks of focus on some of the most frightening of...read >>

condemnation, deceive, deception, examine, false security, hell, hope, I never knew you, insecurity, Restore, small groups, truth
hell, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Recognize By Their Fruit

Matthew 7.15-20
Jun 19th 2016

Last week we took a look at some of the things False Prophets will or won't teach, on other words, what they believe.

This week we take a look at the fruit of that teaching: what they be-live, the false-life of false teachers.

Are you a false prophet, a false...read >>

authenticity, critical, deceit, deceived, destruction, false prophets, false teachers, fruit, glory, integrity, judgement, obedience, truth
fruit, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Beware of False Prophets

Matthew 7.15-20
Jun 12th 2016

"Wolves in sheep's clothing." We hear that phrase a lot, but I wonder how many know its origin? Jesus Christ! On the heals of inviting His disciples into His Kingdom, He immediately warned them of the many there would be who would rather they do anything else than...read >>

deceit, deceiver, doctrine, false, hell, liar, lies, prophet, satan, Savior, sin, truth
false prophets, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Specks, Logs & Humility

Matthew 7.1-5
May 1st 2016

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compassion, help, hope, humility, judge, love, patience, pride, selfishness, sorrow, truth
judgement, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Treasure, Light and Love

Matthew 6.19-24
Apr 3rd 2016

Having explained to His disciples what holiness isn't--life according to the Pharisees, wasted in pursuit of self--and what holiness is--life according to Christ, eternal in pursuit of God--Jesus laid down three practical aspects of His walk & way: generosity,...read >>

dark, eye, hate, joy, life, light, love, money, peace, serve, sight, sin, treasure in heaven
Matthew, Sermon On The Mount, Truth

You Shall Be Sons of God

Matthew 5
Jan 24th 2016

In today's sermon we will review the first section of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount.

We begin with a question: "Where does Life in God's Kingdom begin?" If we aren't aligned with King Jesus at the start, by the time He is through with His first section, we should be....read >>

adultery, anger, beatitudes, disciple, discipleship, divorce, follow, freedom, happy, joy, kingdom, life, light, lust, marriage, obedience, salt, sin, sorrow, truth
Matthew, Matthew 5, Sermon On The Mount

Covenant Keeping

Matthew 5.33-37
Dec 20th 2015

Were you one of those who, after listening to last week's passage, were cut to the quick by Jesus’ Words on the effects of divorce & remarriage? Adultery is a violation of God's 7th commandment. If you’ve been divorced or are considering it, our prayer...read >>

Christmas, faith, honesty, integrity, oath, promise keeping, prophecy, truth, truth-telling, vow
Matthew, oaths, Sermon On The Mount

Tradition Or Truth

Matthew 5.21-48
Nov 8th 2015

Ever wonder how much of your faith is really just token righteousness, just doing stuff "because that's what my parents did." "If I go to church, I go over to First-So-And-So because that's what I've always done." "You'll find us there every Easter and sometimes on...read >>

commandment keeping, duty, heart, Jesus, law, letter, love, obedience, Pharisee, scribe, Spirit, tradition, Truth, will
Law, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount