Messages on Matthew

Part 2: Break My Heart

What breaks your heart? Often, the thing that breaks our heart is often where we place our energy and resources, and where we make the biggest difference. Matthew 9:35-38

Part 1: Real to Me

I will never be able to make Jesus real for anyone else unless he becomes real to me. Are there ways of creating a more authentic relationship with Jesus so that others can more easily see Jesus in me. Matthew 6:31-33

Come Together

Various Texts  Communion is one of two ordinances in the evangelical church, the other being baptism. In this message, we dive into the rich theological treasure that is Communion, and why it is such a vital piece of our spiritual walk.

Prepare for Impact – Part 1: Stand Firm

“Unless you stand for something you will fall for everything,” is a well-known adage. How do we stand firm when it seems the entire world is on a mission to discredit faith? Matthew 7:24-27; Colossians 2:8-10

Part 3: Power-Play

Behind our acts of worship is the acknowledgment of power, something greater that deserves our reverence. Whoever we bow down to, must be who we believe has ultimate authority. Matthew 4:8-11

Part 2: The Presumption Trap

Temptations come with certain presumptions that can appear to be rational at first, but dig a little deeper, and the potential for greater damage is quickly exposed. Matthew 4:5-7

Part 1: I Need This

Temptations come in mamy forms, but the most lethal are the ones that come in the guise of fulfilling a legitimate need. Matthew 4:1-4

Part 7: The House that Jesus Built

The church, as an institution, has been the object of attack, both from the outside world and within its very ranks for centuries. Why should believers care about the way in which “the church’ is treated and portrayed? Matthew 5:13-16; Acts 20:28-31; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11; 1 Peter 2:9-12

Part 6: The Greater Blessing

We all know what happens when we close our minds. We stop growing and the older we get; the bleaker life becomes. the same is true when we close our hearts, we miss out on experienceing the greater blessings God has in store for us. Proverbs 18:13, 15; Luke 16:10-12; Matthew 13:14-15; 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Part 3: Suffering

Suffering is a reality of being human. It is the plight of many with no end in sight. As believers, our ability to ease the suffering in this world goes far beyond the practical help it extends to those we help. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Matthew 5:4; Romans 8:18-21; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

The Grudge – Part 1: The Tension

Why is forgiveness so hard, especially when it is an expected part of what it means to be a believer in God? How do we understand and navigate forgiveness when we’ve been deeply hurt? Matthew 6:14-15; 18:21

Part 4: Holy

One characteristic that sets God apart from his creation is holiness. It is also a characteristic that becomes an important part of our faith journey as we grow in our relationship with God. Isaiah 6:1-7; Leviticus 20:26; Matthew 5:48; 1 Thess 4:7; 1 Peter 1:16
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