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sermons tagged 'authority'

Taking Away His Kingdom

Matthew 21.33-46
Nov 11th 2018

In our passage today Jesus provides His most potent parable yet, aimed directly at the religious leaders in and around the Temple. He leaves no doubt as to who He was referring to: the Jewish chief priests and elders responsible for leading the people of God. But...read >>

authority, cross, Father, fruit, garden, Gentiles, hypocrisy, Jerusalem, Jesus, Jews, kingdom, leaders, persecution, religious, servants, Son, temple, vineyard, winepress
Judaism, Kingdom, Matthew

Pretense or Repentance

Matthew 21.23-32
Nov 4th 2018

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1.7

We're living in a time and age when wisdom is mocked at laughed at, when it's cool to be casual and clueless. Against such a dark backdrop shines the brightness...read >>

authentic, authority, crowds, faithful, fake, fear of man, hope, identity, integrity, obedience, prostitutes, real, sons, tax collectors, true
Jesus, Matthew, salvation

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

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

The Blind Can See

Matthew 9.27-31
Nov 20th 2016

In Matthew 10, Jesus said, "Everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."

Have you acknowledged Jesus before men?...read >>

authority, believe, blind, compassion, cry, faith, healing, hope, joy, mercy, Messiah, miracle, power, sight, Son of David
blindness, Matthew, miracles

Friends, Forgiveness & Fear

Matthew 9.1-8
Oct 9th 2016

Matthew has been working through several Old Testament prophecies & promises that describe the character & attributes of the coming Messiah. Matthew recorded one experience after the next of how Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled them. He was sovereign over the...read >>

authority, healing, hope, identity, joy, love, power, sin, sovereign
identity, Matthew, sin

Sovereign Over the Super Natural

Matthew 8.28-34
Oct 2nd 2016

Over the last several sections of Scripture, Matthew has revealed Jesus' supreme authority over the Law, over disease, over distance, over nature.

Last week, after calming the wind & seas, the disciples were left fearful & questioning: "What sort of...read >>

authority, Christ, deliverance, demon, demoniac, exorcism, Gadarene, Gerasene, identity, Messiah, peace, pigs, power, rejection
authority, deliverance, Matthew

What Sort Of Man Is This

Matthew 8.23-27
Sep 25th 2016

In today's passage, Matthew continues his mission of revealing for his Jewish brethren that Jesus really is their Messiah.

So far, Matthew has shown how Jesus has lived up to all the old prophecies about their coming Messiah: His genealogy; His virgin birth; His...read >>

afraid, authority, faith, fear, hope, Jesus, Lord, peace, power, seas, sovereignty, storms, trust, wind
Matthew, Son of God, sovereignty

Authority

Matthew 7.28-29
Aug 7th 2016

It all comes down to this.

Over a year in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and we've only scratched the surface. Indeed, John was right: "There are many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain...read >>

authority, divinity, Godhead, Gospel, nature, Son of God
authority, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Kingdom Teaching, Preaching & Healing

Matthew 4.23-25
May 31st 2015

Jesus said that a tree is known by its fruit. Most certainly He could say the same of Himself!

In this week's section of chapter four, Matthew continues his ministry & mission of making Christ known, revealing His identity as the King, showing how--just as...read >>

authority, gospel of the kingdom, healing, hope, Jesus, King, Kingdom, mental, Messiah, physical, preaching, spiritual, teaching
Kingdom, Matthew, Messiah

I Have Total Control: So Pray!

Jan 4th 2015

If we have learned anything of God's character through our study of Genesis it is that He has authority over all things! And secondly, He has been proclaiming the Good News of His Son from before the beginning of time.

Now that we have reached the end of our study...read >>

authority, faith, Great Commission, hope, Linda Colie, prayer, sovereignty, summary
Genesis, Great Commission, sovereignty

Creation, Christmas & Calvary

Genesis 3.15
Dec 23rd 2012

Where did evil come from? Whose got the power and authority over this earth? Why not just destroy satan now, or right after the fall? Oh, and by the way: Merry Christmas! :)

Tackling big questions on Christmas? Well, maybe it wasn't the smartest of ideas, but how...read >>

authority, Christmas, demon, Gospel, humble, irresistible grace, Jesus, joy, power, Savior, sin, sorrow, sovereign
Genesis 3, Gospel, salvation

These Are Written That You May Believe

John 20.30-31
Jul 22nd 2012

Almost everything we believe is based on the testimony, the authority of another.

John the Witness has written his Gospel that we might believe. He has written of his life experience with Jesus, that we might have life in Jesus' name.

Honestly, do you have life in...read >>

authority, Christ, death, deity, Jehovah's Witness, John 20.30-31, life, Messiah, peace, Son of God
Gospel of John, John 20

Authority of Jesus: Our Eternal Life

John 17.2
Dec 18th 2011

The Son represents the Father, who sent the Son to represent us, who are given to the Son by the Father, to receive the eternal life of the Son.read >>

authority, eternal, Father, glory, life, plan, represent, Son, sovereignty, will of God
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

His Commandment Is Eternal Life

John 12.47-50
May 8th 2011

Jesus said that He came to salvage the world, not to judge it; yet, His words are the standard by which all will be judged. To reject His Word (the commandment for eternal life that He received from His Father) is to reject Light, reject salvation, reject eternal...read >>

authority, eternal life, Father, Jesus, judge, Mother's Day, receive, reject, Word
Gospel of John, John 12

Free To Love

John 10.17-18
Oct 31st 2010

Would you rather someone care for you because they were required to, or out of their own genuine desire?

What about Jesus? How does He love you? Does it matter? ...just as long as He loves you, right? Of course it matters!

Join us today in John 10.17-18 and find...read >>

authority, desire, Father, free, Holy Spirit, joy, love, Son
Gospel of John, John 10

the Father Loves the Son

John 3.31-36
Jan 10th 2010

John recaps for us much of what we have learned about the Word become flesh in this week's section of Scripture.

So, what does it all matter? It matters more than anything else in all the world!

The question is, doesn't it matter to you? No matter your answer, the...read >>

above all, authority, eternal life, Father, love, Son, Spirit, Trinity, wrath
Gospel of John, John 3