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sermons tagged 'Matthew'

The Great Exchange

Matthew 13.44-46
Sep 17th 2017

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like..." How would you complete that sentence?

In today's passage, Jesus completes it for us: twice! The two parables have similarities, but also some key differences. Understanding those difference can help us understand His...read >>

evangelism, Gospel, grace, Kingdom of Heaven, Pearl of Great Price, redeem, rescue, salvation, save, surrender, treasure
Kingdom, Matthew, salvation

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...read >>

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

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...read >>

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

Holy Begins Humbly

Matthew 13.31-33
Aug 27th 2017

Matthew continues his mission in our passage today of revealing that Jesus really is Israel's long-awaited Messiah.

But try to imagine how hard that message may have been to receive for Jesus' original audience of onlookers & listeners. They'd grown up hearing...read >>

beginning, Genesis, Kingdom, Messiah, mustard seed, parable, small, tree, yeast
Kingdom, Matthew, parable

Let Both Grow Together

Matthew 13.24-30
Aug 20th 2017

When you turn on the world news and see so much evil, darkness & sin seemingly running rampant, it's no wonder many wonder, "If there truly was an all-powerful, good God, would there really be so much evil in the world?" Christian, do you have an...read >>

already, discipleship, evangelism, gospel, Kingdom, not yet, soil, tares, weed, wheat
Kingdom, Matthew, parables

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

Why Parables?

Matthew 13.10-17
Jul 23rd 2017

As we work through the Gospel according to Matthew, it is good for us to remind ourselves regularly the mission he is on, what he is seeking to accomplish: to reveal Jesus the Messiah to his biological brethren, to the Jews who had rejected their Messiah.

But, if...read >>

divine will, election, human responsibility, Jesus, Messiah, rejection, sovereignty
election, Matthew, Messiah

Repo'd

Matthew 12.43-50
Jul 9th 2017

Ever feel like you're on a religious roller coaster? Sometimes up, sometimes down. If so, could it be that you're on the wrong ride?

In today's passage, the Lord Jesus depicts a frightful state: demonic repossession worse than before. Perhaps you or someone you...read >>

demon, faith, family, fruit, grace, hope, mercy, possession, redemption, safe, secure
demons, Matthew, salvation

Sign of Jonah, Faith of Sheba

Matthew 12.38-42
Jul 2nd 2017

In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological brethren--his fellow Jews--that Jesus is, indeed, truly their Messiah.

Blind unbelief had their hearts & minds absolutely persuaded that this Galilean-peasant carpenter couldn't...read >>

condemnation, disbelief, doubt, faith, Jonah, judgement, Queen, Sheba, trust
belief, faith, Matthew

O Be Careful Little Heart What You Say

Matthew 12.33-37
Jun 25th 2017

Have you ever said something you instantly regretted? Of course you have. Who hasn't? Have you ever responded by thinking, or maybe even saying out loud, "I can't believe I said that?" Of course you have. Who hasn't?

But, is it really so hard to...read >>

condemnation, eternal life, evil, good, Gospel, heaven, hope, judgement, mouth, word
Jesus, judgement, Matthew

Pride Will Not Know Christ

Matthew 12.22-28
Jun 4th 2017

Pride & prejudice will go to amazing lengths in an attempt to justify its foolishness.

In today's passage, the religious leaders offer one of the dumbest suggestions for where Jesus' power over demons comes from. Their logic is completely absurd.

But, here's...read >>

anger, blind, denial, foolishness, identity, Pharisees, prejudice, pride, Scribes, unbelief
Jesus, Matthew, persecution

The Compassion of Our Christ

Matthew 12.15-21
May 21st 2017

In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing Jesus the Messiah to his lost family and friends. Like many today, they can get caught up in their religion, but completely miss the Christ.

Today's few verses serve as almost a summary statement, a...read >>

Christ, compassion, help, hope, Jesus, love, mercy, Messiah, patience, tender
compassion, hope, Matthew

Love Is Lawful

Matthew 12.9-14
May 14th 2017

In an effort to accuse Jesus, the religious leaders find themselves condemned again by their own self-righteousness. "Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath?" What sort of question is that?

As we saw last week, God commanded rest for His people, a day of...read >>

accuse, healing, Jesus, law, love, Messiah, miracle, Pharisee, power, proud, Sabbath, self-righteous
love, Matthew, Sabbath

Lord of the Sabbath

Matthew 12.1-8
May 7th 2017

At this point, Jesus had definitely met some opposition from the Jewish religious leaders, but His Words are about to stir some serious death threats.

Even today there is much division surrounding the Sabbath. But Matthew's mission is to reveal Jesus the Messiah....read >>

David, disciples, Jesus, law, Lord, Master, Pharisees, Sabbath, Scribes
law, Matthew, Sabbath

Saint Whisperer

Matthew 11.25-30
Apr 30th 2017

Having denounced cities and "this generation" for their unbelief, Jesus proclaims peace & rest to those who turn from sin, trusting in Him. Are you one of those? If so, why have you come to Christ? Perhaps you were raised in the church, were baptized...read >>

burden, easy, gentle, gentleness, grace, harsh, help, light, mercy, ministry, need, patience, whisperer, yoke
Christ, Matthew, ministry

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....read >>

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

A Madman & A Glutton

Matthew 11.16-19
Apr 9th 2017

Are you faithful witness of Christ's love & life? Have you run into difficulty with others when trying to share the love & truth of Christ with friends, family? It seems more often than not they always have a reason not to see or trust your witness. Maybe...read >>

blind, criticism, denial, drinking, faith, fickle, glutton, rejection, righteousness, unbelief, witness
faith, Matthew, unbelief

Prophecy, Violence, and The Kingdom

Matthew 11.7-15
Apr 2nd 2017

Does your Christian "walk" feel more like a desperate dash for hope & peace?

According to Christ, John the Baptist was the greatest man ever born of woman. And yet even John had his doubts and misunderstandings as Jesus' Kingdom was beginning to come...read >>

faith, fight, hope, John the Baptist, King, Kingdom, peace, prophecy, violence, war
Kingdom, Matthew, violence

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...read >>

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

Family Benefits

Matthew 10.34-42
Mar 19th 2017

Are you a minister? What's your ministry? How big is it? Are you making a significant impact for God's glory upon the earth? Does your ministry matter much?

You might be surprised by some people's answers to these sorts of question. Heck, others might be surprised...read >>

disciples, discipleship, evangelism, faith, little ones, love, ministry, prophet, service
children, Matthew, ministry