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sermons tagged 'follow'

Soils Explained

Matthew 13.18-23
Aug 13th 2017

Are you a fruit-bearing Christian? Is there really any other kind?

Well then, how's your crop? That can be a difficult questions to answer. And if we're not careful, the pursuit of an answer might find us trying to tie on store-bought fruit to wilted dead...read >>

disciple, evil, faithful, follow, fruit, heart, Jesus, root, satan, soil, wealth, wilt, word, worry
fruit, Matthew, soil

Why Parables? - Part 2

Matthew 13.10-17
Aug 6th 2017

Today we continue our series on the Gospel according to Matthew. On a mission to convince his biological brethren than Jesus truly is the Messiah, Matthew attests to yet another prophecy fulfilled by Jesus. This time, however, it isn't met with a lot of joy &...read >>

crowds, ears, election, eyes, faith, follow, fruit, grace, grant, hope, rejection
election, Matthew, rejection

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

Expectations & Excuses

Matthew 8.18-22
Sep 18th 2016

Do you want to follow Jesus? On what terms? What are you after? What would it take to get you to make up your mind today, to follow Him forever? What are your reason for putting Him off?

Today in the Gospel according to Matthew, we meet two men, a couple of...read >>

birds, broken relationships, bury, commitment, dead, discipleship, excuse, family, follow, followship, foxes, home, house, nest
commitment, discipleship, Matthew

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

Sin-Conquering Glory Through Persecution

Matthew 5.11-12
Sep 6th 2015

Why are you a Christian? For many, the answer stops short of God's glory. One of the greatest things about the Gospel--God's becoming man to save men from & to God--is the forgiveness God graciously grants through Christ's substitutionary atonement on the Cross. He...read >>

blessing, disciples, follow, glad, gladness, heaven, Jesus, joy, persecution, prophets, rejoice, reward, suffering
Beatitudes, Matthew, Sermon On Mount

The Fisher of Men's Heart

Matthew 4.18-22
May 24th 2015

"I once was lost // but now am found // was blind, but now I see."

The world is starving. Christ is bread for Life. Is He yours? He came down, entered our world, showed us His Father, took on our sin, laid down His life, and rose again to give us life, to the glory...read >>

discipleship, evangelism, faith, fisher of men, follow, Gospel, hope, lost, love, nets, proclaim, trust, witness
evangelism, love, Matthew

Father & Son Worship - Part 2

Genesis 22.13-18
Sep 15th 2013

Today we'll wrap up one of the most memorable passages in all of Scripture, beginning with the ram God provided for sacrifice, caught by his horns in a nearby thicket.

Not only did Abraham get his son-sacrifice back untouched & unharmed, he also received a...read >>

Abraham, call, faith, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

Father & Son Worship - Part 1

Genesis 22.1-12
Sep 8th 2013

"First You take great pains to build my faith in Your promise. Then You provide him. And now You want me to sacrifice him?"

Though we'd expect these words of Abraham, we don't read them anywhere in our passage today. Surely he thought them at some point during the...read >>

Abraham, call, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust faith
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

In Love, He Commands

Genesis 2.8-17
Nov 18th 2012

How do God's commandments strike you? Do they elicit frustration or faithfulness? gritted teeth or grateful obedience?

The way we hear & feel about God's instruction tells a lot of our perception about Him, our confidence in Him, and our worship of Him.

We want to...read >>

command, death, Eden, faith, Father, follow, good and evil, instruct, knowledge, law, life, obedience, promise, sovereign, tree, trust
Genesis 2, law, obedience

Grace Does Not Wait for Desert

John 13.10-17
May 29th 2011

Having shown us what to do, Jesus now tells His disciples to do likewise.

However, this isn't a normal command... it's an impossible one! "With man nothing is possible, but with God all things are possible." -Jesusread >>

follow, foot, know, love, Master, rite, serve, Teacher, treat, wash
Gospel of John, John 13

Resurrecting Faith

John 11.38-44
Jan 9th 2011

Four days for Jesus. Four weeks for us. But Lazarus is coming back to life!

John and Jesus are on a mission to raise Lazarus, but perhaps even more importantly, to birth faith in the hundreds, thousands, and millions of onlookers ever since.

By nature we all...read >>

believe, faith, follow, hope, Jesus, joy, Lazarus, resurrection, trust
Gospel of John, John 11