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sermons tagged 'Passion'

Make It As Secure As You Can

Matthew 27.57-66
Aug 4th 2019

In God's divine wisdom, today we see how He sovereignly used the wicked purposes and plans of His enemies to make sure Jesus' body wasn't stolen from the grave. They did everything they could to secure Jesus' tomb, disabling any would-be excuses, arguments or other...read >>

burial, crucifixion, death, Good Friday, Jesus, Lamb of God, Sabbath, secure
Crucifixion, Matthew, Passion

Justice or Mercy? YES!

Matthew 27.45-56
Jul 28th 2019

God is just. He does things right.

Humanity is sinful. We do things wrong.

God shows mercy to a sinful humanity. So, how is that just? How is that right? How is His character of justice, righteousness and holiness upheld, despite giving life to sinners.

That's a...read >>

atonement, compassion, crucifixion, death, Eli, Elijah, Good Friday, hope, Jesus, justice, mercy, Passion, propitiation, sin
atonement, Matthew, Passion

Mocked & Crucified For Us

Matthew 27.27-44
Jul 21st 2019

"Good Friday". When you think about it, doesn't "good" seem like a really odd description for the day of our Savior's brutal, bloody crucifixion? What in the world could've possibly been 'good' about that? Well, I'm glad you asked!

Indeed it was a horrific day. The...read >>

atonement, beaten, crucifixion, death, grace, Lamb of God, mercy, sacrifice, scourged
crucifixion, Matthew, Passion

Blood Money

Matthew 27.1-10
Jun 23rd 2019

We begin this week with a reminder of Matthew's mission. Do you recall his purpose in writing his account of the Good News? Knowing as much will prove critical in our efforts to understand this week's passage.

If you're able, please join us in a copy of God's Word,...read >>

blood money, jar, Jeremiah, Judas, pot, regret, Sanhedrin, Valley of Slaughter, Zechariah
Judas, Matthew, Passion

Seeking False Testimony

Matthew 26.57-68
Jun 9th 2019

In our last passage, Jesus was arrested in the garden. Today we find Him on trial before the Sanhedrin: 70 plus one Jewish governing authorities. They're seeking false testimony against Jesus among false witnesses against Him. But here's the thing: the only "false...read >>

Caiaphas, cross, crucifixion, desperation, false, guilty, high priest, Jewish leaders, lies, testimony, trial, witness
crucifixion, Matthew, Passion

Thinkest Thou That I Cannot?

Matthew 26.47-56
May 26th 2019

Have you ever felt like you needed to come to God's defense? Perhaps it was a conversation you overheard, someone questioning the validity of Scripture, a particular doctrine perhaps. Clearly there was a misunderstanding of sorts that you just felt compelled to...read >>

arrest, ear, garden, healing, Jesus, Passion, Peter, sword, trial
crucifixion, Matthew, Omnipotence

Sorrowful To Death

Matthew 26.36-45
May 19th 2019

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betrayal, denial, Father, Gethsemane, heart, Passion, redemption, Son, trust, will
Matthew, Passion, Sorrow

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

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

Pilate, Your god Is Too Small

John 19.7-11
Apr 22nd 2012

No matter how big Pilate thinks his role, he cannot steal center stage from the sovereign Savior.read >>

crucifixion, hope, John 19.7-11, passion, Pilate, responsibility, silence, sovereignty, superstition
Gospel of John, John 19