Sermons on Matthew

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What is a Disciple?

Series: -- Preacher: Date: June 18, 2018 Scripture Reference: Matthew 16:24-25; Philippians 3:12-14; Matthew 28:18-20

Matthew 16: 24 – Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Me.  25 – For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me will find it.  Philippians 3:12 – Not that I have already […]

In the Upper Room?

Series: Preacher: Date: March 29, 2018 Scripture Reference: Matthew 26:20-31

Let’s follow through with what I said we’d do this past Sunday. I want you to imagine what it was like that Thursday of the first Holy Week. Jesus has spent the day in the temple teaching and healing. As He and the disciples leave Jesus gestures back at the huge temple complex and tells […]

Winning the Battles of Christmas

Series: Preacher: Date: December 24, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 1:18-25

Look up on the side screens with me for a moment. I’m sure you’ve seen hundreds of pictures of manger scenes, but I want you to look at this one, just for a second, because I think it does a pretty good job of capturing the special peace that was surely felt by all who […]

The Art of Gift-Giving

Series: Preacher: Date: December 17, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 2:1-12

Last week Sue and I joined with CC Day’s Sunday School class for their annual Christmas Party at the Brady home. We enjoyed a time of great food and fellowship—and then we moved downstairs where we gathered around the Christmas tree for a “White Elephant Gift exchange.” I’m fairly sure you all know how that […]

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Series: Preacher: Date: September 24, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:13

One night a little over a hundred years ago, a woman—she was a Christ-follower—this woman couldn’t sleep. It was well past her usual bedtime, but she couldn’t rest—because some unexplainable reason she felt overwhelmed with fear. At that same precise moment, her husband, Colonel Archibald Gracie, was about 400 miles to the east crossing the […]

Forgive Us Our Debts

Series: Preacher: Date: September 17, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:12, 14-15

How many of you have heard the story of George Washington and the cherry tree? Tell the truth now! Sure, we all have—and in case you’ve forgotten it, the pun I just made is from a story about when Washington was six years old he received a hatchet as a gift. He tried it out […]

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Series: Preacher: Date: September 10, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:11

For thousands of years people have been eating bread—and during those multiple millennias a wide variety of types of this staple food have developed. For example, there’s Arepa bread which is popular in Venezuala and Columbia. As you can see, it flat and round. It can be baked, fried or cooked on a charcoal grill, […]

Your Kingdom Come

Series: Preacher: Date: September 3, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:9-10

This week I did a little “google research” on campaign promises—things people who wanted to become President—people who wanted to be in charge—said they would do if they were elected. For example, in 1928 at the height of the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover said if he were in charge of the country there would be […]

You Have to Live Like Jesus

Series: Preacher: Date: August 13, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:33-48

Have you ever seen a son that looked just like his father—a chip off the old block—the spitting image? If you haven’t, you’re about to because I want us to look at some pictures of some famous dads alongside their look-alike sons. This is Ice Cube and his son OMG—or is that Ice Cube on […]

You Have to Control Your Desires

Series: Preacher: Date: August 6, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:27-30

At the risk of your nodding off—I want to begin by asking each of you to close your eyes. I’m borrowing an idea from Bill Hybels and I want you to try and imagine you are at your favorite vacation place. Take yourself there in your mind. Are you there? Good!  If you feel comfortable […]

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