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sermons tagged 'sin'

Bondage

Matthew 14.1-12
Dec 3rd 2017

* CORRECTION: around 8:50, "his boss' WIFE" should have been "his boss' DAUGHTER"

How free are you? The Word says we're only as free as the sin we're free from. Are you free from the bondage of sin, the lure of pride, the suck of self, the lust of...read >>

adultery, fear, fear of man, John the Baptist, marriage, pride, sex, sin, sorrow, suffering
Matthew, sin, suffering

The Net, Separation & Hell

Matthew 13.47-50
Sep 24th 2017

King Jesus spoke more about hell than He did about love, not because He loved hell, but because He loves His Church. Love warns of evil, of that which is harmful & destructive to her in her relationship to Him.

Despite popular opinion, Hell is a very real......read >>

angels, destruction, fish, gnashing, heaven, hell, judgement, net, separation, sin, weeping, wrath
hell, judgement, Matthew

Sowing Sons & Saving Grace

Matthew 13.36-43
Sep 10th 2017

Have you had enough yet? Are you weary, tired, sick of sin & all of it's causes & causers? Are you ready for God to rid the world of evil, to crush all the wicked of the earth? If so, my friend, today's passage is just for you.

If you are able, grab a copy of God's...read >>

ambassadors, evil, Gospel, grace, hope, judgement, Kingdom, light of the world, mercy, salt of the earth, satan, sin, wicked
hope, Kingdom, Matthew

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

Worthy of Me

Matthew 10.37
Feb 26th 2017

In our passage today, Jesus forces the question: "Am I worthy of Jesus?" Well, how would you answer that? Are you worthy of Jesus? What a weighty question! Is there any more important question you'll be asked today? No!

Last week we covered Matthew 10.33-39. But...read >>

affection, command, desire, emotions, family, feel, humility, joy, love, righteousness, salvation, sin, suitable, supremacy, want, worthy
love, Matthew, salvation

The Gospel of Peace

Matthew 9.35
Dec 4th 2016

Are you at peace with God? Should you be? Maybe: if your life is filled with Holy Spiri-enabled repentance, power and joy. But maybe not?

Could it be that, in the name of spiritual notches on our belts, evangelicalism has so watered down "the gospel" that it has...read >>

enmity, forgiveness, gospel, Holy Spirit, hostility, Isaiah 9, John 14.6, love, peace, redemption, rescue, sanctification, sin, transformation, war
Gospel, Matthew, peace

Reclines With Sinners

Matthew 9.10-13
Oct 23rd 2016

In our last passage, the sinner/tax-collector named Matthew met the Son of Man named Jesus. Rather than reject him as so many rabbis had done before, Jesus called Matthew to follow Him: to become one of His apostles. Such grace... such Good News. Matthew couldn't...read >>

compassion, discipleship, doctors, forgiveness, friend, heal, mercy, sacrifice, sick, sin, transformation
disciple, forgiveness, Matthew

The Power of God's Glory & Grace

Matthew 9.9
Oct 16th 2016

Are you stricken with sin? When you look upon your life, your past, your present... do you feel stuck in your situation?

Well, friend, there is hope... real hope. Though you & others may have labeled you irreparable, Jesus has not. He has the authority & power to...read >>

death, discipleship, forgiveness, hope, life, love, repentance, sin, tax, transformation
Jesus, Matthew, power

Friends, Forgiveness & Fear

Matthew 9.1-8
Oct 9th 2016

Matthew has been working through several Old Testament prophecies & promises that describe the character & attributes of the coming Messiah. Matthew recorded one experience after the next of how Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled them. He was sovereign over the Law, over...read >>

authority, healing, hope, identity, joy, love, power, sin, sovereign
identity, Matthew, sin

I Never Knew You

Matthew 7.21-23
Jun 26th 2016

These are some of the most frightening verses in the Scripture.

Yet should they be? Does our Lord mean to threaten, or to love, to warn, to redeem, to protect? If ignorantly headed down the pathway to hell, wouldn't you wan to know? He certainly wants us to...read >>

death, demons, fake, false, God's will, hell, judgement, knew, lawlessness, miracles, power, prophesy, signs, sin
judgement, 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

Decide, Seek & Preach

Matthew 7.13-14
Jun 5th 2016

This week we take another, more practical look at Jesus' Sermon On The Mount. What would He have us do with all of this information, and how?

He love us enough to get practical, to expose to us the Way, Truth & Life, to command us to Him, and to show & enable our...read >>

dependence, failure, gate, hope, kingdom, narrow, path, perseverance, sin, way
hope, 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

When You Fast

Matthew 6.16-18
Mar 13th 2016

Notice how Jesus begins this passage: "When you fast..." Not "If," but "when..." It is clear that our Lord simply assumes His disciples are people who, from time to time, fast.

Do you? Have you ever? Why?

Just what is fasting anyway?

We're reading more all the...read >>

affection, dependence, fasting, food, hope, love, praise, pride, secret, self, selfishness, sin
fasting, Matthew, Sermon On the Mount

Forgiveness, Temptation & Evil

Matthew 6.12-15
Mar 6th 2016

"I know we're supposed to forgive everyone their sin against us, but..."

Ever heard or said that before? If we only realized what it reveals about the heart that holds tighter to sin that to its Savior.

So, is Jesus teaching a salvation by works here? That God's...read >>

evil, favor, forgiveness, grace, hope, love, power, repentance, sin, temptation
Lord's Prayer, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

To See Or Be Seen

Matthew 6.1-4
Jan 31st 2016

Are you a "do-gooder"? Well, though culture likes to poke fun at those who are, the Scripture commands that we be, that we follow in the footsteps of our Leader who did and is doing the most good!

But, as we all know, there is a way of doing "good" that isn't good...read >>

attention, give, humility, hypocrite, love, pride, reward, righteousness, see, self, sin
discipleship, Matthew, The Sermon On The Mount

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

Love Your Enemies

Matthew 5.43-48
Jan 17th 2016

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bless, command, enemy, love, persecution, pray, sin
love, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Cause-Killing, Precious Plucking

Matthew 5.27-30
Nov 22nd 2015

In Deuteronomy & Leviticus, God clearly states that self-inflicted mutilation, harm or 'cutting' is strictly forbidden. So then how is it that--in today's portion of the Sermon On The Mount--Jesus commands us to 'cut off a hand' or 'pluck out an eye'? Is He...read >>

adultery, affair, eye, hand, heart, lust, purity, right, sex, sexual sin, sin
Lust, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Extraordinary Ordinaries

Matthew 5.14
Oct 4th 2015

Who is the Light of the world? Well, if you're a Christian you know the answer: Jesus! "I Am the Light of the world." -Jn 8.12

Few if any Christians would argue that. And aren't we thankful for it! Well Christian, did you realize that in our passage today, Jesus,...read >>

Christian, darkness, death, extraordinary, hope, life, light, ordinary, salt, sin, witness, world
discipleship, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

He Disciplines The One He Loves

Hebrews 12.5-17
Sep 20th 2015

None of us are what we should be.

Neither are we now what we will be!

The process isn't completed until we see Him, BUT it doesn't wait to begin then. It begins now! And don't you want it to? Aren't you sick of the sin & destruction & death?

I'm afraid many look...read >>

church, church discipline, direction, discipleship, faithfulness, fellowship, love, membership, purity, sin, truth
church discipline, discipleship, love