Sermons on Matthew
Philippians 4:4-9 Philippians 4:6-7 Matthew 6:25-34
Consistent reading of scripture can have a very powerful impact. We pray that you can move from a feeling of obligation and becomes a time of great pleasure.
The wisemen of the Christmas story is a bit unexpected. What was neat is they enter the story with the desire to worship the new King Jesus, that is all. Where king Herod desired to kill Jesus. We need to dethrone the “mini-king” Herod in our hearts and worship Jesus just because of who He is.
Faith preceded the law. It is not by following rules that we are redeemed it is by faith. What is your faith growth plan?
How is your walk with the Lord. Let me tell you about a time when Peter needed some correction from Paul about drifting from a message of Grace and falling into the trap of rules and works. The Gospel should effect how we live (humble, graceful an in truth) not bound to a set of rules.
Grace and Peace to you from God. Have no other Gospel than that of Jesus Christ, our deliverer, our rescuer. We must recognize He is not only our savior, but also our Lord and let Him lead. Seek to please Him alone. Either our faith is in Jesus or in ourselves.
Three things that motivate generosity (a Christian Virtue). Let it be your legacy.
We are often trying to carry too much. Here are three things we need to put down and three things we need to pick up.
Jesus asks, to what benefit is gaining the world? We must understand that Christianity is not a warm blanket, it is the Cross. Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me, Jesus said. It is the only repair for our broken happiness-detector. Choose Jesus and be transformed.
Who do you think Jesus is? That is a question with an enormous impact. He is Lord and Savior.
If we are thinking of serving others by trying harder, there we are missing something. Serving needs to be part of a spiritual discipline. Practice serving through your gifts and in serving sacrificially.
Christmas is a real story about God fulfilling His promise and redeeming. Come join the family.