Category: Book of Matthew

Sermon: Loving the Lord Your God Matthew 22:34–40

We have reached the third question of the leaders of Judaism that is designed to trap Jesus.  The first question had to do with paying taxes to Caesar the second question had to do with the resurrection and now the third question is focused… Continue Reading “Sermon: Loving the Lord Your God Matthew 22:34–40”

Sermon: He is Not God of the Dead, But of the Living Matthew 22:23-33

Truth Taught- Jesus teaches that the Resurrection is truth found in both Old and New Testaments Today, we are going to look at a second question put forth from those religious elite to entrap Jesus in His words.  Just like last time, they would… Continue Reading “Sermon: He is Not God of the Dead, But of the Living Matthew 22:23-33”

Sermon: Render to God What is God’s Matthew 22:15-22

Truth Taught- Jesus tells us that we are to financially support the government God has placed over us but we must never worship it.  Worship is God’s alone Introduction Last time we looked at the Parable of the Wedding Feast.  That was the third… Continue Reading “Sermon: Render to God What is God’s Matthew 22:15-22”

Sermon: The Great Wedding Feast and the Power of the Gospel Matthew 22:1-14

Truth Taught- Israel has rejected her Messiah and judged herself to be unworthy of eternal life Introduction Jesus has condemned the Jews and their works religion.  He has the authority and has passed judgement on those who were leading Israel’s religion.   Our Lord… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Great Wedding Feast and the Power of the Gospel Matthew 22:1-14”

Sermon: The Rejected and Murdered Son Matthew 21:33-46

Truth Taught- Jesus is the rejected and murdered Son.  His rejection and murder on the cross have sealed the fate of fruitless Judaism and created a new people who will produce the fruit God desires.  Jesus has entered His City.  The rightful heir to… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Rejected and Murdered Son Matthew 21:33-46”

Sermon: Jesus’ Divine Authority Matthew 21:23-32

Truth Taught- Jesus has the authority to open or shut the door to God’s Kingdom Introduction In the passage for today, Jesus’ authority is put into question and challenged by the religious leaders that He has placed under divine judgement. Where does it come… Continue Reading “Sermon: Jesus’ Divine Authority Matthew 21:23-32”

Sermon: Jesus Curses the Fig Tree and False Religion Matthew 21:18-22

Truth Taught- Judaism looked good but failed to produce any fruit, therefore, Jesus forever curses it. Introduction Matthew’s account places Jesus and His disciples on their way from Bethany back to Jerusalem.  It follows behind the account of Jesus cleansing the Temple of the… Continue Reading “Sermon: Jesus Curses the Fig Tree and False Religion Matthew 21:18-22”

Sermon: The Messiah King Enters His Temple Matthew 21:12-17

Truth Taught- Jesus is the Messiah King who cleanses His Temple Introduction Two weeks ago, we saw Jesus entering His City, Jerusalem riding a young colt with the praise of the followers singing,  Matthew 21:9 (ESV)  9 And the crowds that went before him and… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Messiah King Enters His Temple Matthew 21:12-17”

Sermon: King Jesus Enters His City Matthew 21:1-11

Truth Taught- Jesus enters Jerusalem as her King and the entire city is stirred up. IntroductionJesus has made it to Jerusalem.  Matthew uses this account as a marker for a shift.  Jesus enters the frontline of the war and begins to do battle with… Continue Reading “Sermon: King Jesus Enters His City Matthew 21:1-11”

Sermon: Called to Serve Others Matthew 20:20-28

Truth Taught- Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, Introduction Our passage today rightly follows the text from last week.  Last time, Jesus announced His death the third time.  He… Continue Reading “Sermon: Called to Serve Others Matthew 20:20-28”