Sermons on Matthew
Gathering to worship with the church is a practice that helps us to abide in Christ. The church is a “who” far more than it is a “where.” People are worshipers by nature; they don’t choose whether they will worship, they can only decide who or what to worship. The church gathers to worship God together.
Bible Reading Jeremiah 15:16Matthew 4:42 Timothy 3:16-17Hebrews 4:12John 17:17
Christmas season often inspires feelings of warmth and comfort. The Christmas story has some elements of conflict to it though. Jesus was born into a world at conflict, and his ministry created conflict. But Jesus came into the world to fix the broken things and nothing is able to stop him.
We aren’t amazed when the description of “X” matches the actual appearance of “X” when we buy a product. However, even though the coming of the messiah was prophesied (description of “X”), we continue to be amazed at the was Christ fulfilled those prophesies.
John 3:16-171 John 2:15-17John 17:14-18Romans 12:2James 1:27Matthew 5:13-16
Jesus says (paraphrasing), “This is the kind of life I want youth live, and the kind of live I’m going to help you live.”
Self-evaluation can be valuable in our spiritual lives. The sermon on the mount has provided many opportunities for introspection. Where are you today?
Have you ever found yourself worrying about the future? In this portion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us that we are not supposed to be anxious about tomorrow.
Motives matter. The Christian cause is more than posturing it is a life of serving and giving from the heart out of Love for our King.
Traits of the citizens of the Kingdom of God : Faithful, Truthful, Trusting God, Loving.
Raising the bar. This portion of the sermon on the mount digs into the heart of what the Mosaic law was trying to get to. We find that often the things we may think are “not such a big deal” often are.