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sermons tagged '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

The Father’s Plan In Full

Matthew 17.22-23
Apr 29th 2018

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cross, crucifixion, death, despair, disciples, faith, faithfulness, hope, Jesus, resurrection, sovereignty
hope, Matthew, redemption

A Little Faithful Prayer

Matthew 17.14-20
Apr 22nd 2018

Back in Matthew chapter ten, Jesus had given His disciples authority to heal the sick, to exorcise demons. In our passage today we meet a desperate man whose son is stricken with epilepsy caused by demon possession. He had sought out the disciples for help, but they...read >>

adolescence, deliverance, demonic oppression, demonic possession, demons, desperation, disciples, exorcism, failure, healing, help, hope, miracle, perversion, twisted, youth
demons, Matthew, miracles

Elijah Has Already Come

Matthew 17.9-13
Apr 15th 2018

Ever heard such good news that you just couldn't keep it to yourself?

In our passage last week, three of Jesus' closest disciples had an experience: they beheld the transfigured Christ in His pre-incarnate glory. Amazing!

But then came Jesus' next words:...read >>

Elijah, eschatology, future glory, hope, John the Baptist, justice, peace, prophecy, restoration
Elijah, John the Baptist, Matthew

Mountain Marvel

Matthew 17.1-8
Apr 8th 2018

On the heels of informing His men of His coming crucifixion and their need to follow Him there, the Messiah takes up the mission of encouraging His men. They've no reason to fear or doubt, and God the Father will cameo the scene to assure them.

You can't blame the...read >>

courage, death, Elijah, eternal life, glory, hope, Law, Moses, Prophets, transfiguration, Word
eternal life, glory, Matthew

No Cross, No Crown

Matthew 16.24-28
Mar 25th 2018

Two weeks ago, Peter made the Great Confession on behalf of the disciples. Of Jesus, he said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus' response? "Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh & blood did not reveal this to you, but my...read >>

cross, death to self, deny yourself, die daily, discipleship, follow Me, followship, self denial, self preservation
discipleship, Matthew, sanctification

From Son to Satan

Matthew 16.21-23
Mar 18th 2018

On the heels of Peter's great confession, comes evidence of great confusion still. He may have been persuaded of Jesus' identity as the Messiah, but he still had a long way to go in his understanding of God's plans to redeem the world from sin through the suffering...read >>

admonish, cross, crucifixion, faith, hope, instruction, Jesus, love, love, Peter, rebuke, Satan, teaching, transformation, truth
Jesus, Matthew, Peter

Hope In His Building

Matthew 16.18-20
Mar 11th 2018

It's very hard to know how to get somewhere when you don't know where you're going.

Do you know where you're going? Do you know why you're here, what your purpose in life really is, why you exist?

Jesus makes some of His greatest promises in our passage today. His...read >>

bind, bondage, build, Church, faith, freedom, glory, Gospel, hope, keys of the Kingdom, loose, Peter, purpose, sin, Truth
Gospel, Matthew, Peter

The Father’s Revelation

Matthew 16.13-17
Mar 4th 2018

Crowds brought Him their sick for healing. Herod, on the other hand, was hostile toward Jesus. The religious leaders, the Pharisees & Sadducees, persecuted the Christ, they wanted Him dead. So many different reactions to Jesus.

In our passage today, we hear...read >>

Bar-Jonah, Christ, confession, faith, Jesus, Messiah, Peter, Simeon, Simon, Son of the living God, truth
faith, Matthew, truth