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sermons tagged 'Matthew'

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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

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...read >>

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

Life Defined By Love

Matthew 10.32-39
Feb 19th 2017

What defines you? It's really simple, and the same for all of us: the pursuit of whatever satisfies us, whatever brings us happiness and joy. So, what defines you?

In our passage today, Jesus calls His followers to their cross. A Roman cross was the most horrific...read >>

cross, death, family, hope, joy, life, relationships, sorrow, suffering
death, life, Matthew

The Death of Fear

Matthew 10.24-31
Feb 12th 2017

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." -Hebrews 11.1

Do you have faith? Are you sure?

There are certain things that are easy to talk about, things we've seen, enjoyed or experienced. Witnesses are called on...read >>

body, faith, fear, Gospel, heaven, hell, hope, insecurity, kill, Kingdom, proclaim, witness
evangelism, faith, Matthew

Validation & Preparation

Matthew 10.21-23
Jan 29th 2017

In His Sermon On The Mount, Jesus validated His Word, God's Word, teaching & explaining it to many who'd been confused by the Pharisees & Scribes.

Through His miracles of exorcism, healing, etc. Jesus validated His own authority as the long-awaited...read >>

Church, confidence, confusion, division, evangelism, faith, hope, Israel, mission, persecution, prophecy, second coming, Son of Man, strength, truth
Matthew, missions, persecution

Family Business

Matthew 10.16-20
Jan 22nd 2017

Ever been asked, or asked yourself, "What is my purpose in life?" It can be a pretty ominous question. Many of us are just trying to get by: "Who has time to think about life questions like that?"

But those sorts of questions have a way of...read >>

apostles, assurance, confidence, disciples, evangelism, faith, hope, missions, proclaim, witness
evangelism, faith, Matthew

Sheep Among Wolves

Matthew 10.5-16
Jan 15th 2017

Jesus' closing command in chapter nine was to pray for laborers to be sent out into the fields ripe for harvest. Chapter ten opens with His selection of the first few: His 12 apostles.

This sermon picks up in verse five of chapter ten. Matthew records Jesus' second...read >>

evangelism, faith, Gospel, judgement, mission, missionary, peace, providence, trust
Matthew, missions, providence

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...read >>

commission, deceit, disciple, doubt, follow, journey, lie, missionary, truth, Word
discipleship, follow, Matthew

He Called To Him His Twelve

Matthew 10.1-4
Dec 18th 2016

As far as the Scripture is concerned, not much is made known of the men who Jesus called His 12 apostles. Especially in Matthew, the focus on them is exceptionally little. Clearly Matthew means for our attention to be on Jesus the Messiah.

What is the apostolic...read >>

apostle, authority, call, disciple, healing, Jesus, ministry, ordination, power
apostles, calling, Matthew