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sermons tagged 'Matthew'

Watch and Beware

Matthew 16.5-12
Feb 18th 2018

The Lord loves us, and therefore He warns us.

As fallen sinners, our natural tendency is to trust ourselves, our own ideas and ways. But if followed our wrong ways would have us fooling around blindfolded in the middle of the interstate. Praise God His love...read >>

bread, deceit, deception, doubt, faith, false doctrines, false teachers, fear, hope, insecurity, leaven, yeast
doubt, faith, Matthew

He Left Them

Matthew 16.1-4
Feb 11th 2018

Finally, the Messiah returns to His own, back to Jewish territory. But He wouldn't be there long before the religious were back in His face again.

What sad state. The long awaited Messiah had come for His own, and, yet, they rejected Him, in preference for their...read >>

blindness, damnation, hardness of heart, Messiah, rejection, salvation, signs, wonders
Matthew, signs, wonders

Crowd Compassion

Matthew 15.32-39
Feb 4th 2018

Compassion. What's in a word? So much in a word like that, especially in the Word of God, the Word made flesh.

God sent His only begotten Son to become one of us. He knows our limitations. He knows our weaknesses, our frailties, how fragile we are. And rather than...read >>

compassion, feeding of four thousand, heart, hope, mercy, salvation, social gospel
compassion, Matthew, providence

Wonder & Worship

Matthew 15.29-31
Jan 28th 2018

Are you someone with a disability? Do you know someone with a disability? How about someone with a deadly disease? Do you know anyone who needs healing, who needs hope? Who doesn't?!

For some, even the topic makes them nervous, finds them fleeing the scene in fear,...read >>

disability, Healer, healing, hope, Jesus, mercy, Messiah, miracle, salvation, wonder, worship
healing, hope, Matthew

O Woman

Matthew 15.21-28
Jan 21st 2018

How is your hope in the Lord? How is your prayer life?

These things are inseparable from our faith, and our faith is based upon what we believe. So, what do you believe about God? Is He real? Does He hear your prayers? Does He respond?

What constitutes "great...read >>

children, daughter, faith, Gentile, healing, hope, Jew, miracle
faith, healing, Matthew

A New Distinction

Matthew 15.10-20
Jan 14th 2018

The King & His Kingdom had arrived. And with that, things were changing. Light was swallowing up all the shadows of the past. What was once thought to set God's people apart—the law—now meets its Maker. And as He spoke and declared the meaning of...read >>

defile, dietary laws, eat, food laws, heart, holiness, mouth, New Covenant, Peter, Pharisees, righteous, Spirit
holiness, law, Matthew

Hypocrisy

Matthew 15.1-9
Jan 7th 2018

In today's passage the attacks on Jesus, His men and His ministry are taken to a new level. But Jesus doesn't mince words in His response to His accusers. He exposes their hypocrisy with simplicity and potency.

What has the Lord's opponents up in arms? Have one of...read >>

accusations, authenticity, commandments, faithfulness, grace, honesty, honoring parents, hypocrisy, integrity, judgement, korban, simplicity
grace, hypocrisy, Matthew

Recognizing the Messiah

Matthew 14.34-36
Dec 24th 2017

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Christ, compassion, fringe, heal, hope, sick, summary, touch
healing, hope, Matthew

Lord of the Wind & Waves

Matthew 14.22-33
Dec 17th 2017

Shortly after an amazing Feeding of Five Thousand, in today's passage Jesus has to make His men get in a boat and get out of town while He deals with the dismissal of the crowd. To the disciples, things were going swimmingly! Why would Jesus want to leave His voters...read >>

anxiety, boat, calm, control, fear, ghost, Jesus, Moses, peace, seas, sovereignty, storms, waves, wind
fear, Matthew, sovereignty

Bread of God

Matthew 14.13-21
Dec 10th 2017

In our passage today we have one of Jesus' most popular miracles: The Feeding of Five Thousand. This is one of the few miracles that gets traction in all four Gospel accounts: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. Most people even today like the Jesus they see in today's...read >>

5000, feeding of five thousand, fellowship, Jesus, ministry, miracle, social gospel
Jesus, Matthew, miracles

Bondage

Matthew 14.1-12
Dec 3rd 2017

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

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,...read >>

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

Sharing Our Treasure

Matthew 13.51-52
Oct 1st 2017

Well, what do you think about Matthew chapter thirteen? We've been walking through it now for eleven weeks together. Think you've go it? Think you understand it? Think you could teach it to others?

This is the sort of question Jesus poses to His disciples in our...read >>

disciple, evangelize, Kingdom, love, proclaim, share, teach, testify, understand
evangelism, Kingdom, Matthew

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

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