Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

Zacchaeus

While we might not immediately identify our own discipleship with Zacchaeus, join in as Pastor Chris shares about the simple ways in which Zacchaeus followed Jesus in his own way. Zacchaeus is a disciple just like us.

Intimacy

Intimacy is about being deeply committed. It is less about intensity and more closely related to the actual engine of our closeness with Jesus as we follow after Him. Key Text: Matthew 16:15-18 NLT

Personal

To be deeply committed means that we are personally committed. If it’s not personal, it’s superficial and hypothetical. Commitment requires something of ourselves as we invest and give of ourselves to what’s at stake. Join in as Pastor Chris takes us further in the Deeply Committed worship theme today. Key Text: Matthew 20:1-15 CEB

New Values

As we go deeper in our commitment with Jesus, our previous values are replaced with Kingdom values. Our actual values (not necessarily the ones that we state) primarily determine the actions we take. Key Texts: Matthew 13:44-46

Be Bold

As we begin a new series on being “Deeply Committed,” let’s be bold! Being bold is less about my having courage and more about trusting God’s faithfulness. Key Text: Matthew 14:22-32 ESV

How To Get Unstuck

As we begin the Lenten journey to the cross together, let’s prepare ourselves for this journey. Let’s not be too quick to race to the Resurrection without learning both how to lay down unnecessary weights and how to deal with sin in our lives. If we are truly going to make it to Easter with Jesus, we need to get unstuck and make the trek through Jesus’ life, teaching, suffering, and death with Him. Key Texts: Matthew 16:24 NRSV, Hebrews 12:1-2…

What’s Missing

Many people were (and still are) waiting for the arrival of someone to revolutionize the world. We have a way of so creating in our minds a picture of someone or something that would make things better that we have missed the arrival of Jesus as a baby more than 2000 years ago. Not only have many missed him, but much is missing in our own lives because of this mistaken picture of the coming king. Key Text: Matthew 2:1-12…

Were You There?

Who greeted Jesus after His birth? Who was there in that first nativity? If you were around, would have you been numbered in that first welcome party? Join in as Lay Leader, Marty McGee, explores these ideas. Key Text: Matthew 2:1-14

Is Hell Real?

We continue our AFTER-Life theme this weekend with a message on Hell. It’s a difficult subject for more than a few reasons. In fact, I think this is only the third time in 25 years that I’ve preached an entire sermon about it. I’ve mentioned hell many times (even doing so last week). However, to devote an entire message to this is something distinct. Do you know that Jesus uses a word for hell that that no one else does?…

Taking a Rain Check

Disappointment is bound to happen. Plans will be altered. What we do when things don’t go the way we want says a lot about our faith and our character. Preparing for the rainy day means that we do what we can in advance to get ready, and it means that we embrace the rain when it comes our way.  When it rains, instead of pouting about the rain, try embracing the change of plans and do something different. Key Text:…