Category: Book of Matthew

Sermon: What Sort of Man is This? Matthew 8:23-27

Truth Taught- Jesus is God, wielding the power of the Creator, may we place our trust and fear in Him alone  Sermon Outline: 1.  Jesus Trusts God Completely 2.  Jesus Commands the Wind and Waves and They Obey 3.  Jesus is to Be Feared

Sermon: Following Christ: A Means to an End or the End Itself? Matthew 8:18-22

Truth Taught- Jesus teaches His followers to not be misinformed but to count the cost of discipleship Sermon Outline: 1.  Following Christ or Comfort?  The Too-Ready Disciple 2.  Following Christ or Family, The Not-Ready-Enough Disciple 3.  When God’s People Count the Cost

Sermon: Jesus Took Our Illnesses and Our Sin Matthew 8:14-17

Truth Taught- Jesus’ might acts of healing point to ultimate healing where our sin is removed and we are made new. Introduction From the human side, Suffering terribly, Ultimate death, Hopelessness have so far summed up the two healings we looked at so far… Continue Reading “Sermon: Jesus Took Our Illnesses and Our Sin Matthew 8:14-17”

Sermon: The True Test of Saving Faith Matthew 8:5-13

Truth Taught- Jesus marvels over the genuine faith of a Gentile Centurion Introduction If you were to summarize the cleansing of the leper from last week, you might do so by saying the faith of the leper was amazing and the authority and power… Continue Reading “Sermon: The True Test of Saving Faith Matthew 8:5-13”

Sermon: Obedience, The Right Response to The Sermon on the Mount (And Every Other Sermon) Matthew 7:21-29

Truth Taught- We are called to confess Jesus as Lord and obey His teaching.  Both must be present in the life of the Christian Introduction We are in the midst of Jesus’ section of comparisons and contrasts.  In each case, there is a choice to be… Continue Reading “Sermon: Obedience, The Right Response to The Sermon on the Mount (And Every Other Sermon) Matthew 7:21-29”

Sermon: The Plague of the Pseudo-Prophets Matthew 7:15-20

Truth Taught- Beware of the pseudo prophets who sound good but their message and lives do not line up with God’s Word. Introduction Last time Jesus taught us concerning two contrasting paths people travel.  One path looks good because it is wide and accommodating but… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Plague of the Pseudo-Prophets Matthew 7:15-20”

Sermon: The Life and Path of the Kingdom Matthew 7:12-14

Truth Taught- Jesus calls all Christians to live one way and follow the one path. Introduction As we reach the closing sections of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is summarizing what He’s been teaching (V. 12) and then pressing His teaching home desiring… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Life and Path of the Kingdom Matthew 7:12-14”

sermon: Our Good Father Matthew 7:7-11

Truth Taught- God is the good Father who gives His children the righteousness He requires. Introduction Jesus has laid out in this most famous sermon many things the Christian is called to be and do.  Most all His words are counter-cultural.  They go against what we… Continue Reading “sermon: Our Good Father Matthew 7:7-11”

sermon: Called to Love the Church and Guard the Gospel Matthew 7:1–6

Truth Taught-We are called to use discernment while in the Church and in the World  Introduction As Jesus’ sermon builds we are cautioned to first not be judgmental but we are called to be discerning.  This passage has been misinterpreted and misused.  If you speak to someone about… Continue Reading “sermon: Called to Love the Church and Guard the Gospel Matthew 7:1–6”

Sermon: The Treasure Test Matthew 6:19-24

Truth Taught- Our treasure always reveals the location of our hearts.  Introduction In this passage, Jesus, in helping His disciples work through this issue of religious hypocrisy, from this part of the chapter, from verse 19 on, will tell His disciples that what they… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Treasure Test Matthew 6:19-24”