Sermons on Matthew (Page 4)

Sermons on Matthew (Page 4)

Why We Do What We Do

Most people live a life of reaction and feeling. We do what we do based upon how we feel in the moment. We react to a situation, information, or emotion. We rarely sit down and think through why we vote Republican, why we lose our temper, why we go to Sunday School, etc. We just act without thought. The Bible gives us tremendous insights into human behavior and what it stems from. As we begin our study, we must first…

The Consummation of All Things

We now conclude our study by looking at the future consummation of all of God’s creation. Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn…

Decision Making in the Church

Most churches make decisions through Robert’s Rules of Order and Business Meetings. However, neither of these things are found in the Word of God. So how should a church make decisions according to God’s Word? Jesus is the Head of the Church The church belongs to Jesus and no one else. There is no flow-chart of authority or ruling majority in the church. It is Jesus’ way or you cease to be a church. This is not your church, your…

Jesus’ Resurrection

We know the importance of Jesus’ death on the cross, but the whole of the Christian faith hinges on His resurrection from the dead. In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and…

Jesus’ Death

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from…

Jesus the Messiah

We now look at Jesus as the Messiah and the fulfillment of every Old Testament prophecy and type. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was…

The Coming of Elijah

The last promise given to the children of Israel was the coming of Elijah. We now read of this promise being fulfilled before Christ begins His ministry. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.…

The Coming of Christ

We now turn to the New Testament. It begins with a genealogy. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.Matthew 1:1 From the very first verse we find that we are going to be learning of Jesus, the Messiah, who is the son of David and Abraham. Matthew is very clearly showing us that Jesus is the Seed of the Woman that we have been waiting for. Now the birth of Jesus…

Making Disciples Who Make Disciples

Jesus commanded His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations and teach them to observe everything that He had commanded. The command is to make disciples We live in a day where we judge the success of churches by baptisms, buildings, bodies, and bucks. Unfortunately this means that Jesus’ command is neglected. Jesus wanted the disciples to be disciple makers. He desired for each believer to mature in their faith until they could make disciples of others. This…

The Lord’s Supper

After doctrine and fellowship the early church was marked by “breaking of bread” (observing the Lord’s Supper.) This seems odd to us, but if you study Acts 2 and 1 Corinthians 11 you will find that the early church held a far different view of the Lord’s Supper than we do today. The Lord’s Supper was prominent When describing the church the third thing mentioned is the Lord’s Supper. If you were to describe a church today how far down…

A Christian Response to the Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Jesus here warns His followers about trying to correct the sins of others when we ourselves are in sin. He says that the measuring stick we apply to others will be applied to us. In light of the Supreme Court ruling, Christian’s first response should be: 1. Repent We must repent for our own sins before we will be able to see clearly how to advance the cause of Christ in our land. We must repent of our own: Rejection…

What is the Church?

Over the next few months we are going to be taking a break from John’s Gospel and begin to look at the Church in the book of Acts. Our key concern will be what the early Church was, and how we can conform to what Jesus has established His Church to be. Our first question is, “What is the Church?” The Greek word for church is “ekklesia” Jesus chose a Greek word that had no religious connotations whatsoever. The same…