Sermons on Matthew

The Bridge to Somewhere

When others burn bridges in our lives and we are caught in the smoldering ashes of the decisions of others, our inclination is to wall off that person from our lives through anger and revenge. By walling off a relationship with the offender, we build up pain and hurt. Instead of constructing this wall, Jesus…

Anger

You don’t want to see me angry! Anger is a basic human reaction to a lack of fairness or justice. Anger in dangerous in that it can hurt ourselves and others. Like a boiling pot of water, anger can violently bubble over and cause harm. What happens when we harness the power of anger? A…

Lust

I am weak. God is Strong. Lust is deadly because lust pushes us beyond healthy boundaries. It is an intense or unrestrained craving to possess something or someone that does not belong to you.  Come discover how to protect yourself from harm and live with freedom and joy inside of God’s best interests for your…

Richly Blessing

When we figure out what to do with what we have.  When we believe we are rich.  When we live out the wisdom that Godliness with contentment is great gain.  When we behave richly.  When our money is a tool that we use instead of something that enslaves us.  Then we can richly bless others…

Behave

Do you live below your means? Could you if you tried? Join in as we look to scripture for wisdom and encouragement for behaving richly. One of our biggest issues when it comes to money is we forget that it is a tool. Many of us have confused the tool for the Master. When we…

Go All In

Jesus was tempted in the wilderness.  Out there, wrestling with the glories of this world, Jesus decided to go all in for God.  Jesus was able to go all in because Jesus had the long view of faith.  He didn’t allow 40 days of hunger or a moment of temptation forfeit what God wanted to…

Grow Faith

For our faith to grow we must trust God.  A growing faith is not just wishful thinking, but trustful action.  When we get distracted from Jesus we often try to engineer a different outcome than what God has planned.  Peter was distracted when he “saw the wind.” How do you get distracted from God’s best,…

Find?

Jesus asks, “If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders off, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine and go after the one?” Listen as we dive into this final Question in Matthew, and find out if and when Jesus will rescue us. Key text: Matthew 18:12-14

Enter?

Jesus asks, “Do you have any idea how difficult it is for the rich to enter God’s kingdom? Let me tell you, it’s easier to gallop a camel through a needle’s eye than for the rich to enter God’s kingdom.” Is this an over-exaggerated hyperbole or an impossible suggestion? What did it cost for this…