Sermons on Matthew (Page 2)

Sermons on Matthew (Page 2)

Blessed are the Merciful

Showing mercy is having compassion that moves us to action. It’s not a random, occasional impulse at our own convenience, but a self-sacrificing lifestyle in which we act in kindness and provide/speak/encourage forgiveness toward others.

The Mocked King

Jesus, the King of glory and grace, willingly submitted to suffer and die so that we could be reconciled to God. Matthew 27:27-31 details the intense physical and verbal abuse that Christ received from the soldiers as He was scourged and mocked before His crucifixion, fulfilling each part of the Messianic prophecies in Isaiah. Someday even these callous soldiers will bow and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Let us acknowledge His kingship now and grant Him control of every area of our lives.

Blessed are Those that Crave Righteousness

Righteousness is not to be an optional spiritual luxury. We should pray and ask God to increase our deep craving for God Himself and the One who is of supreme importance to us and for holiness as a lifestyle. Every follower of Jesus should increasingly pursue righteousness, with the result being true satisfaction.

The Light of Christmas

2016 has been a year that many of us wish could be “reset” and started over. We surely need the Light of the World, Jesus. The years between the end of the Old Testament and the birth of Christ were also a very dark and violent period in history. When Christ arrived, his message was, “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is near.” Hope for our world can only come through Christ’s transformation of individual hearts and lives. Now when…

These Things Must Happen

From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are…

Blessed are the Meek

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 (ESV) Meekness has been described as “sweet reasonableness,” a spirit of humility, gentleness, and forgiveness. Jesus, our example, is the mighty Lord, full of courage and zeal, but He also displayed kindness, courtesy, and patience. Meekness allows us to avoid abusiveness in our speech, helps us refuse to hold grudges, and allows us to hear the reproof and correction that we need.

Blessed are Those Who Mourn

Mourning is taking the reality of our sin seriously. While the Scriptures teach that Jesus followers are filled with the joy that is the result of God’s grace, we are also to weep over sin in the world, over sin in the church, and especially over our own personal sins. Don’t laugh at sin, ignore it, or excuse it. Admitting our sin leads to the comfort of Christ and great blessing. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be…

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

God looks with favor on those who are poor in spirit. We become part of heaven only when we view ourselves as totally bankrupt spiritually before a holy God and cry out of His mercy. We are to continue to be poor in spirit through all of our lives, not rationalizing our behavior, but remaining humble before God and humble with one another.

The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes of Matthew 5 show what life should be like for authentic members of the Kingdom of Heaven. They are introduced in Matthew 4 with a call to repentance, because entering the kingdom comes not through turning from our sinful self to our sovereign Savior. Once we have received His forgiveness and salvation, we can experience true blessing as our hearts pursue the virtues name in the Beatitudes. Join us as we begin this new sermon series.

Jesus the Promised Messiah

What can we learn from the genealogy of Jesus found in the first chapter of Matthew? This sometimes overlooked list reveals that God is omnipotent, working out His purposes in history. God is also faithful to fulfill His promises. No one has ever trusted Him in vain. Finally, the genealogy shows God’s grace. Jesus was willing to be born through a line of sinners to come int the world and redeem us. Jesus, the Christ, is the messiah, the one anointed by God to pay the penalty for our sin and bring us peace with God.

Jesus, the Risen Lord

Matthew 28:1-9 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the…

The Compassion of Jesus

Matthew 9:35-38 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his…

Worship: The Story of the Magi

Matthew 2:1-12 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired…
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