Sermons in Matthew

 

The Journey of the Wisemen

by Russ Hiebert

January 5, 2020 | Matthew 2:1-12

We approach this often misunderstood event in the Christmas story by looking at three topics related to the Wisemen's journey: their decision to go; a dangerous detour; and a different way home.

 

Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come

by David Robinson

January 6, 2019 | Matthew 2:1-12

After Jesus was born Magi came from the East to Bethlehem.

 

Solitude, Sincerity, and Simplicity

by David Robinson

August 12, 2018 | Matthew 6:5-8

By giving a few examples of the wrong way to pray, Jesus teaches that we should pray in solitude, with sincerity and with simplicity.

 

The Intimate Power of Prayer

by Joe Boot

July 15, 2018 | Matthew 6:9-13

The Lord's prayer gives us some insight into the great privilege and power all believers possess when they pray.

 

Guide Us to Thy Perfect Light

by David Robinson

January 4, 2015 | Matthew 2:1-12

The Magi received the Word of God in Jerusalem, and the illumination of the star (the work of the Holy Spirit) led them to Christ.

 

The Fathers’ Perspectives

by Scott Masson

December 23, 2012 | Matthew 1

God's character is publicly slandered because of man's choices: “If God is good, why is the world so bad?”

 

The King of the Jews

by Joe Boot

December 9, 2012 | Matthew 2

Jesus is the King of the nations who brings peace and salvation and demands our allegiance.

 

Ministry, Service, and Power

by Joe Boot

September 30, 2012 | Matthew 20:20-28

The humanist vision of the future is to bring rebirth by controlling people; the biblical vision is that the powerful work of the Holy Spirit will transform people. When we try to change people by our own power we end up sinfully dominating and controlling others. We are called to serve, not change, others. We cannot make a new creation out of anyone; only God can. In seeking the kingdom and righteousness of God, we seek God's purposes instead of instant personal satisfaction. We exercise a power and authority from beyond history, for the good of future generations.

 

Who is this Man?

by David Robinson

July 31, 2011 | Matthew 7:28-8:27

We're not strong enough to hold onto the cross in the storms of life; the gospel is that Jesus is holding on to me.

 

Founded on the Rock

by David Robinson

July 24, 2011 | Matthew 7:24-27

Obedience doesn't always manifest itself in obvious ways, and so the counterfeit Christian may easily pretend to be real.

 

False Peace

by Scott Masson

July 17, 2011 | Matthew 7:21-23

It is a false peace when the word of the Lord is not bringing us to a genuine peace with God.

 

Fruit Inspectors

by Michael Boot

July 10, 2011 | Matthew 7:15-20

There is earthly wisdom growing in bitter envy and strife, and there's heavenly wisdom, pure, peace-loving, submissive, full of good fruit, compassionate and sincere.