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sermons tagged 'Matthew'

Who Is This?

Matthew 21.1-11
Oct 14th 2018

With His face set like flint for Jerusalem, the days of concealing His identity are behind Jesus. Large crowds had gathered about Him and His disciples. The time for His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem had come. Arrangements for this day had been made before the...read >>

Bethphage, colt, donkey, Hosanna, humble, humility, Jerusalem, Messiah, Passion, Son of David, Triumphal Entry
Matthew, Messiah, Passion

Son of David, Son of Mercy

Matthew 20.29-34
Oct 7th 2018

Do you like being interrupted? Not many do.

En route to Jerusalem for the Passover, crowds did all they could to suppress the annoying interruption of a couple of blind beggars, crying out for Jesus' attention. They wanted to see! But the crowds just wanted them to...read >>

blind, compassion, follow, healling, Jesus, mercy, Messiah, miracle, sight, Son of David
compassion, healing, Matthew

Ransom For Many

Matthew 20.24-28
Sep 30th 2018

The way of the world versus the Way of the Word.

In last week's passage, the mother of James and John requested that her boys sit at King Jesus' right and left in His Kingdom. In our passage today, the Lord handles the indignant response of the other 10 jealous...read >>

arrogance, community, cross, death, hope, humility, love, ministry, preference, pride, resurrection, salvation, selfishness, servant, service, sin, slave
Matthew, salvation, service

Passion and Privilege

Matthew 20.17-23
Sep 23rd 2018

It's all connected... like one long tapestry. From his first verse through to today's passage, Matthew and the Holy Spirit continue their mission of revealing Jesus of Nazareth as the long-awaited Messiah.

On the heals of explaining how 'the last become first, and...read >>

authority, cross, cup, death, Gospel, James, John, life, mother, passion, persecution, power, preeminence, prestige, privilege, salvation, suffering, Zebedee
Matthew, salvation, suffering

The Last First, The First Last

Matthew 20.1-16
Sep 16th 2018

Just what did Jesus mean last week at the close of Matthew 19: "The last shall be first, and the first last"? Well, that's where we pick things up this week. How is it that the last are first, and the first last?

Our Lord employs a parable to make His...read >>

eleventh hour, first, gifts, grace, help, hope, kindness, kingdom, labor, last, mercy, ministry, parable, patience, undeserving, wages, work
grace, Matthew, salvation

With Difficulty, With Man, With God

Matthew 19.23-30
Sep 9th 2018

It's only natural think that those who seem to have it made, those who seem to have everything they want & need... It's only natural to think they are the ones who are most "blessed" by God. But the Supernatural Son of Man says just the opposite. It's...read >>

danger, discipleship, eternal life, followship, hell, hope, joy, kingdom, rich, riches, security, sin, warning, wealth
eternal life, Matthew, wealth

Wealthy & Woeful

Matthew 19.16-22
Sep 2nd 2018

"Let the children come to Me." Those were the words of Jesus from our passage last week. "For the Kingdom belongs to such as these." Christ's Kingdom is fit only for those with child-like faith, humility & dependence upon Jesus, the Rock of...read >>

greed, justification, money, possessions, pride, prosperity, rich, riches, sadness, salvation, sorrow, wealth
discipleship, Matthew, wealth

Let The Children Come to Me

Matthew 19.13-15
Aug 26th 2018

Having just declared God's sacred intent for marital permanence, the subject now shifts naturally on to the product of such sacred unions: children. "Jesus," indeed, "loves the little children." "Let the children come to Me."

Ever seen...read >>

care, children, dependence, faith, humility, infant, Jesus, love, toddler, trust
discipleship, faith, Matthew

Living on Mission

Matthew 28.19-20
Aug 19th 2018

The first word of Jesus' Great Commission is "go". Go where? To all nations, of course. Isn't that what the rest of the passage says: "Go make disciples of all nations..."

When many Christians read those words they tend to think that such a...read >>

earth, evangelism, Gospel, Great Commission, heaven, kingdom, living on mission, lost, ministry, mission, missional living, missionary
evangelism, Matthew, mission

Eunuchs for the Kingdom

Matthew 19.10-12
Aug 12th 2018

As we worked through last week's passage, discovering God's deign & intent for permanence in our marriages, all kinds of questions arose in the minds of many. Even as Jesus' disciples heard the truth, they too came away with a weighty question & conclusion:...read >>

divorce, eunuch, forgiveness, Gospel, grace, hope, Jesus, marriage, mercy, single
marriage, Matthew, single

Because Of Your Hardness of Heart

Matthew 19.7-12
Aug 5th 2018

Last time we were together in Matthew chapter 19, Jesus revealed for us through His Word what He designed marriage for: to proclaim God's faithful, to image-forth His gracious, never-changing, unbreakable, covenant love for His people.

But if that's the case, if...read >>

divorce, Ezekiel 36, hope, Jeremiah 31, marriage, new covenant, permanence, remarriage
divorce, marriage, Matthew

No Longer Two, But One

Matthew 19.3-6
Jul 22nd 2018

No matter how common divorce may become, the fact remains: it hurts... a lot. When two people enter a marriage, promising & trusting themselves to one another until death do they part, only then to suffer the heartache of unfaithfulness, it's absolutely...read >>

divorce, evangelism, Genesis, Gospel, hope, marriage, peace, Pharisees, plan, purpose, reconciliation, remarriage
divorce, marriage, Matthew

Galilee Behind, Jerusalem Ahead

Matthew 19.1-2
Jul 15th 2018

This is a Sunday sermon of transition and thanksgiving.

Our Lord's Word & work has come to a close among the Gentiles in Galilee. The time to move toward Jerusalem, toward His impending death, resurrection and ascension has come. We will spend our time together...read >>

celebration, change, faithfulness, Galilee, graduation, healing, hope, Jerusalem, joy, miracles, transition
change, Matthew, ministry

Humility: Lesson Five

Matthew 18.21-35
Jul 8th 2018

Has anyone ever wronged you, felt bad about it after a while, sought your forgiveness, reconciled the friendship, only to turn right around and wrong you again? Well, you're not alone. Truth be told, how else should we really expect things to operate in this very...read >>

endurance, forgive, forgiveness, grace, hope, hurt, mercy, patience, reconciliation, relationships, seventy times seven, suffering
fellowship, forgiveness, Matthew

Humility: Lesson Four - Part 3

Matthew 18.15-20
Jun 24th 2018

Today we will wrap up our mini-series on this short section of Matthew 18, beginning with verse 18, which is one of the most misunderstood passages in all of Scripture. Many who barely know God are yet very familiar with these words from Jesus. And, if we're not...read >>

absolution of sin, agreement, church discipline, misguided, misunderstood, name it and claim it, power, prayer, prosperity preaching, reconciliation, restoration, will of God, will of man
church discipline, Matthew, restoration

Humility: Lesson Four - Part 2

Matthew 18.15-20
Jun 10th 2018

Today we continue our mini-series on the fourth lesson in humility wherein our Good Shepherd instructs us on how--practically speaking--He leaves the 99 to seek the one wandering lost sheep in His fold.

Have you ever been in sin and sought by the Savior?

Have you...read >>

church discipline, church health, discipline, humility, reconciliation, repentance, restoration, salvation, sin, sorrow
church discipline, Matthew, repentance

Humility: Lesson Four

Matthew 18.15-20
Jun 3rd 2018

When was the last time someone corrected you? How'd you feel about it? Were their efforts received with gratitude, thankful you'd been made to see a better way? Or did you find yourself more like "How dare he correct me!" Or "Who does she think she...read >>

convict, correct, discipleship, help, holiness, minister, rebuke, rescue, righteousness, salvage, salvation, sin, teach, the Church
holiness, Matthew, the Church

Humility: Lesson Three

Matthew 18.10-14
May 27th 2018

In this third lesson on humility, Jesus instructs His little ones about His little ones: prefer one another rather than self-seek. By the parable of the lost sheep, He goes on to show the humility of His Father: His character of long suffering and patience toward...read >>

Good Shepherd, humility, kindness, lost, mercy, ninety-nine, patience, salvation, sheep, suffering
hope, Matthew, salvation

Humility: Lesson Two

Matthew 18.5-9
May 20th 2018

In our passage two weeks ago, our Lord began instructing His men on one of the main, base characteristics His followers ought to have: humility. He began with our humility as aliens in living in a dark, lost world. What should our perspective and attitude be like...read >>

body life, body of Christ, children, church, church life, discipleship, family life, followship, humility, least of these, service
humility, Matthew, service

Humility - Lesson One

Matthew 18.1-4
May 13th 2018

Christian, do you know how to act and live as an alien-citizen in this world? Our Lord answered that question in last week's passage.

This week He turns His attention onto how we are to act and live as siblings in the family of God.

In both cases, humility is...read >>

character, family life, greatest, humility, least, ministry, service, service, the Church
Matthew, ministry, service

The Fish With A Shekel

Matthew 17.24-27
May 6th 2018

Peter had just come down the Mount of Transfiguration where Jesus’ whole body shown like the sun, where Moses the Law and Elijah the Prophet met with Him face to face, where the heavenly Father Himself declared ‘This is My Beloved Son, with whom I am well...read >>

Christ, faith, fish, hope, humility, Jesus, leadership, Messiah, provider, provision, shekel, tax
Matthew, miracles, taxes