Sermons on Matthew

I Baptize You

Sometimes we take the things we know so much about lightly. They don’t mean as much to us as they used to. That’s why we have this series about familiar scriptures. It can actually be refreshing and bring back the true excitement and experience as we relive those scriptures in our lives. This Sunday we…

Praying the Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:5-15

This Sunday we’ll be gaining insight into the Lord’s prayer and the points that Jesus is making. Many of us recited the Lord’s prayer at school and know it by memory. But, do we know it “by heart”? When this scripture is “known by heart” it can change the way that you pray…

When Jesus Comes

This Palm Sunday we will study Matthew 21, beginning with Jesus’ incredible entry into Jerusalem to the praises and choruses of the people who threw down their cloaks and palm branches for him and mobbed the streets. That’s the way the day began, but you’ll find if you’ll read chapter 21 in advance, that Jesus…

Take Up Your Cross

Last week I went to a cabin and it was horribly cold. There was a woodstove in the center of the room and the fire was dying down. In order to make it warmer, I had to go out into the cold and get more wood. I stacked the wood on one arm, as I…

Lessons From the Magi

Magi is the name used for Zoroastrian priests from ancient Media and Persia. These are followers… even leaders of another faith. What we find in Matthew 2:1-15 is the story of several magi traveling to see the new king of the Jews. They are likely not looking for a Messiah King. They don’t begin by…

Who Do You Say Jesus Is ?

One day Jesus asked His disciples who people were saying that He was. Some of the people thought He was Elijah or Jeremiah or John the Baptist coming back to them.

The world has always had different views of who Jesus is. Even the Muslim faith regards Jesus as “a” prophet (not “the” Messiah). The…

Salt of the Earth

Matthew 5:14 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”

In this message, since Jesus said we’re like salt, we will look at three properties of salt…

Blessed When You Are Persecuted

Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the…