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sermons tagged 'Matthew'

The Sorrow of Sin

Matthew 26.69-75
Jun 16th 2019

CS Lewis once suggested that the most difficult hurdle to overcome in a person's salvation is their realization that they're actually lost without Christ in the first place.

Most people ignore their faults & wrong behaviors, but if ever asked to seriously...read >>

bitter, failure, hope, hypocrisy, regret, repentance, sadness, salvation, sin, sorrow, weep
Matthew, sin, sorrow

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...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

Faithful Bread, Fruit of The Vine

Matthew 26.26-35
May 12th 2019

Have you ever had one of those spiritual "mountain top experiences", a time in your life when God did something so convincing, so hopeful, so timely, perhaps a merciful healing, or an 11th hour rescue of sorts... something that filled your heart with...read >>

confidence, deny, dependence, faith, Lord's Supper, love, Passover, rooster Peter, sovereignty
failure, hope, Matthew

The Lord’s Passover

Matthew 26.14-25
May 5th 2019

What would you give for the price of a dead slave, gored through by an ox? According to Old Testament law: about 30 pieces of silver.... exactly how much it took for Judas to sell out Jesus.

How much would it take for you to deny the Lord & Savior? It's a...read >>

betrayal, crucifixion, disciples, Judas, Lord's Supper, silver
Judas, Matthew, sovereignty

The Passion Begins at Bethany

Matthew 26.1-13
Apr 28th 2019

The Lord Jesus has set His face like flint for Jerusalem. He's headed to the cross and He knows it. He's spent the last two chapters preparing His men for His departure, telling them of things yet to come: the destruction of the Temple, the trials and tribulations...read >>

adoration, anoint, humility, Jesus, Mary, ointment, perfume, poor, Simon, worship
crucifixion, Matthew, worship

The Love of Sheep and Goats

Matthew 25.31-46
Apr 14th 2019

They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

I've also heard it said that our love can be measured best by those we love the least.

Do you think your love for the least would pass the test of Christian love?

Join us this week as we wrap up another...read >>

commendation, condemnation, earning, grace, inheritance, least of these, love, merit, works
grace, Matthew, works

No Profession Without Practice

Matthew 25.14-30
Apr 7th 2019

Are you someone of great means? Perhaps you own a lot of property, or several vehicles, your own business, or brand? Do you manage all or any of it in a way that honors the Lord?

Perhaps you're on the other end of the scale: not a person of great means? Maybe you...read >>

blessing, damnation, eschatology, faithful, gnashing, hope, joy, judgment, little, return, second coming, weeping
eschatology, joy, Matthew

It’s All Good

Matthew 24.45-51
Mar 24th 2019

According to our passage today, there is no neutral ground. In Christ, there are the faithful who play their role in feeding and building up the body of Christ, or the unfaithful who feed on and divide the body of Christ.

But perhaps the most concerning part of...read >>

end times, eschatology, faithful, hacked to pieces, heaven, hell, honor, judgement, possessions, punishment, reward, servant
judgement, Matthew, reward

Stay Awake

Matthew 24.36-44
Mar 17th 2019

So when will the Son of Man return?

That's a question apparently not even He knows the answer to.

Wait... What? There's something the Son of God doesn't know?

Well, that's what He said.

But how can He be God, but not know something?

Glad you've joined us. If...read >>

Jesus, last days, omniscience, prophecy, second coming, Son of God, unexpected return
eschatology, Matthew, Trinity

My Words Will Not Pass Away

Matthew 24.32-35
Mar 10th 2019

Way back in v3 of chapter 24, the disciples asked the question that we would do well to keep before us. It is the question that Jesus spends a chapter and a half answering: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the...read >>

end times, faith, God's Word, hope, prophecy, Scripture, second coming, truth
Matthew, prophecy, Scripture

The Sign of The Son of Man

Matthew 24.29-31
Mar 3rd 2019

"And after those days..." After what days? And what is it that is going to happen after whatever day those are?

Those are the kinds of questions we have for our Messiah even still today.

Are you ready for more prophecy, more of Matthew 24?

Today's...read >>

end times, endurance, eschatology, glory, hope, power, promises, prophecy, return, second advent
eschatology, Matthew, prophecy

The Abomination of Desolation

Matthew 24.15-21
Feb 10th 2019

"The Abomination of Desolation" Sounds pretty fierce, doesn't it? But what does it mean? What was Jesus talking about, and when would such desolation occur?

As mentioned in last week's sermon, theologians have argued for years as to what and when were all...read >>

abomination of desolation, end times, eschatology, events, future, prophecy, prophetic, temple destruction
eschatology, Matthew, prophecy

The Beginning of The End

Matthew 24.1-14
Feb 3rd 2019

In his first epistle, Peter exhorts us to 'pay close attention to prophecy', but if we were honest, I wonder how many of us really do? It can be a world of encouragement, if we comprehend what we're reading. But it does take some effort; sometimes, a lot of...read >>

desolate, destruction, future glory, hope, obedience, persecution, prophecy, temple, war
Matthew, persecution, prophecy

He Would But They Would Not

Matthew 23.33-39
Jan 27th 2019

On the heels of His seven woes we see the sorrow of the Messiah. How often He desired to gather the lost under His careful leadership, but they would not. They did not want Him. What would it take, to what length would the Messiah go to win the heart, soul &...read >>

chicks, damnation, denial, hen, house, Jerusalem, rejection, sad, salvation, sorrow, temple
Jerusalem, Judaism, Matthew

The Final Four Woes

Matthew 23.23-36
Jan 20th 2019

Today we survey the final four of Jesus' seven woes, aimed directly at the undershepherds of Israel: the failed scribes & Pharisees.

The fourth woe is the center piece of them all. In it Jesus reveals where the false teachers got off course: their understanding...read >>

camel, deception, externals, false teachers, gnat, judgement, lies, Pharisees, pretending, Restore, scribes, Scripture, woes, wrong
authenticity, false teachers, Matthew

The First Three Woes

Matthew 23.13-22
Jan 13th 2019

Having warned the crowds and His disciples in our last passage, today the Messiah turns His attention toward the scribes & Pharisees; not with warning, but with woe, seven times over. We'll take a look at the first three of those woes today.

If you're able,...read >>

condemnation, divide, hypocrisy, judgement, Pharisees, right, scribes, Scripture, sons of hell, true, woe, Word
condemnation, judgement, Matthew

Love Warns

Matthew 23.1-12
Jan 6th 2019

When the Messiah comes, He will judge the world. So then, let judgement begin!

With His sights set on the scribes & Pharisees who've sat themselves in Moses’ seat, judgement, indeed, begins with The House of The Lord. "You guys sure you want to sit...read >>

fake, false teachers, fraud, judgement, Moses, Pharisees, scribes, warn, woes
false teachers, judgement, Matthew

What Do You Think About The Christ?

Matthew 22.41-46
Dec 30th 2018

"What do you think about the Christ?" That's the question the Messiah asks His accusers in our passage today. Perhaps there is no more important question today, no more important question for you? What do you think about the Christ?

The religious leaders...read >>

Bible, Christ, God's Word, identity, Messiah, Pharisees, Scripture, truth
Matthew, Messiah, Scripture

The Gospel of the Great Commandment

Matthew 22.34-40
Dec 16th 2018

"Love God, love others." Pretty simple, right? So, how well have you been living & loving accordingly? Perfectly? Most of the time? Some of the time? Any of the time?

As it turns out, simple doesn't always mean "easy". And such is especially...read >>

failure, Gospel, Great Commandment, hope, law, love, neighbor, righteousness, sin
Gospel, Great Commandment, Matthew