Category: Sermons

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”

Set Your Minds on Heaven Part 8: New Heavens and the New Earth

Colossians 3:1–2 (ESV)  3 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  1.  Scripture’s Theme of… Continue Reading “Set Your Minds on Heaven Part 8: New Heavens and the New Earth”

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”

Sermon: Watch, See, Comprehend, and Believe Matthew 12:22-32

Truth Taught- Jesus does something only the Messiah could do and still the lost refuse to believe. Introduction Last time we looked together at the Servant Songs from Isaiah.  We saw in them clear prophecies zeroing in on Jesus as God’s Servant and as the… Continue Reading “Sermon: Watch, See, Comprehend, and Believe Matthew 12:22-32”

Sermon: Jesus, the Servant of God Matthew 12:15–21

Truth Taught- Jesus, God’s Servant will accomplish all things God has given Him to do. Introduction In the Book of Isaiah we have what has become known as the four Servant Songs.  They are prophetic poetry explaining what the Servant of God or His Messiah… Continue Reading “Sermon: Jesus, the Servant of God Matthew 12:15–21”

Sermon: Jesus’ Authority Over the Sabbath Matthew 12:1–14

Truth Taught- Jesus is Lord of everything including the Sabbath  Introduction We finished Matthew Chapter 11 last time and we were reminded about the Sovereignty and Authority of Jesus Christ.  He is in charge of salvation and He issues the universal call to come to… Continue Reading “Sermon: Jesus’ Authority Over the Sabbath Matthew 12:1–14”

Sermon: Thankful for Sovereignty Matthew 11:25–30

Truth Taught- Jesus is thankful for God’s Sovereignty in all things Introduction Let’s set the context of this passage.  Jesus has just welcomed the Apostles back from their missionary trip where they have shared the Gospel with many.  While they were gone, Jesus was also sharing… Continue Reading “Sermon: Thankful for Sovereignty Matthew 11:25–30”

Sermon: The Resurrection and the Sin of Idolatry Colossians 3:1–5

TT- Believers are raised with Christ so we should focus on heavenly things not earthly things To focus and worship earthly things rather than God is Idolatry… Idolatry is the selfish sin of substitution in which we devote ourselves to worship something or someone… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Resurrection and the Sin of Idolatry Colossians 3:1–5”

Sermon: Indifference or Repentance Matthew 11:16-24

Truth Taught- Jesus saves all who come to Him by faith, repenting of their sins and judges all who refuse.  Introduction So far in Chapter 11 we’ve seen John the Baptist’s estimate of Jesus.  We remember he had a question of clarification.  He didn’t fully realize… Continue Reading “Sermon: Indifference or Repentance Matthew 11:16-24”