Sermons on Matthew

Palm Sunday: The Disciples & the Crowd

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried,that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures… (1 Corinthians 13:3-4)   He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you:Everything must be fulfilled that is…

Worship Creates the Desire and Ability to Follow God

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27) And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. (Ezekiel 36:27) I reflect at night on who you are, O Lord;     therefore, I obey your instructions. (Psalm 119:55) “Come, follow me,”…

Worship Involves Serving God

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” (Luke 4:8) For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” (Acts 13:47) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on…

Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus In Persecution

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10) But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to…

How Do I Start to Make a Difference?

Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.…