Category: Book of Matthew

Sermon: The Treasure of the Word of God Matthew 13:51–52

Truth Taught- The Apostles are the true scribes of God’s Kingdom bringing out of their storehouses the treasures of God’s Word Introduction Presuppositions can hinder us in finding truth or they can aid us in finding truth.  Now what I mean by presuppositions is the… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Treasure of the Word of God Matthew 13:51–52”

Sermon: The Kingdom of God is Like a Dragnet Matthew 13:47–50

Truth Taught-  Jesus warns us of the day of judgment when our eternal destiny will be forever fixed either in Heaven or Hell. Introduction We have before us today another of Jesus’ masterpieces.  He was the master storyteller and this Parable is a classic.  It is very… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Kingdom of God is Like a Dragnet Matthew 13:47–50”

sermon: God’s Kingdom and It’s Small Beginning Matthew 13:31-35

Truth Taught- The Kingdom of God starts small and then grows until one day it is universal in magnitude.  Introduction Today we are looking at two very short parables tucked away in between the passages we looked at last time.  Our Lord is teaching us… Continue Reading “sermon: God’s Kingdom and It’s Small Beginning Matthew 13:31-35”

Sermon: Matthew 13:24-30

Matthew 13:24-30

Sermon: Hearing What the Prophets Longed to Hear Matthew 13:1–23

Truth Taught- The disciples heard and understood Jesus speak and teach, something the Prophets only dreamed of.  Introduction Today I’d like to read the Parable of the Sower and then look at Jesus’ explanation to His disciples.  What we should see here is that the… Continue Reading “Sermon: Hearing What the Prophets Longed to Hear Matthew 13:1–23”

Sermon: The Purpose of Parables Matthew 13:10-17

Truth Taught- Parables are designed to reveal truth to those with spiritual insight and hide truth from those without spiritual insight. Introduction We learned two weeks ago that Jesus has a purpose in using parabolic teaching.   We learned that for some a parable reveals truth… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Purpose of Parables Matthew 13:10-17”

Sermon: The Parable of the Sower (Part 1) Matthew 13:1-10

Truth Taught- A man’s reception of God’s Word is determined by the condition of his heart. Introduction In this next section, Matthew introduces the reality that from here on out our Lord’s teaching the crowds is almost consistently done in parables.   Here’s what parables are not…… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Parable of the Sower (Part 1) Matthew 13:1-10”

Sermon: The Emptiness of Separation from Christ Matthew 12:43–50

Truth Taught- Without repentance people go from bad to worse. Introduction Jesus continues to teach and pass judgment on this generation.  Now He adds the adjective this evil generation.  He has two categories of people in mind here.  He is speaking to the Pharisees who rejected Jesus because they trusted… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Emptiness of Separation from Christ Matthew 12:43–50”

Sermon: The Judgment of “This Generation” Matthew 12: 38-42

Truth Taught- The evil heart always finds a reason to reject Jesus Introduction So far in Chapter 12 of Matthew’s Gospel we have watch the Pharisees and their attempts to discredit Jesus in front of the people.   -He is a Sabbath breaker They tried… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Judgment of “This Generation” Matthew 12: 38-42”

Sermon: Our Words Expose the True Condition of Our Hearts Matthew 12:33-37

Truth Taught- Our true nature is revealed by what we say. Introduction According to recent research done in the UK, Working men average 2000-3000 words per day, females from 10,000-20000. However, both average about 500-700 words of actual value (i.e. words which have intent… Continue Reading “Sermon: Our Words Expose the True Condition of Our Hearts Matthew 12:33-37”