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Sermons on Matthew

The Most Terrifying Verses in the Bible

Matthew 7:21-23 The reality of false followers:  Matthew 13:19-22, Mark 7:6, Titus 1:15, 1 John 2:19, John 6:66 Three Sobering Elements of Self-Deception1.  The Test That Diagnoses Self-Deception – Vs. 21.          “He who does the will of My Father”     “He who keeps My commandments”.                   Romans 10:9, Luke 6:46, Matthew…

Beware Of False Teachers!

Matthew 7:15-20 Satan has always sought to obliterate the truth – John 8:44, 2 Corinthians 11:14 False prophets have always been a problem for the people of God .       Jeremiah 6:13-14, 23:30-32; Matthew 24:11, 24; 2 Peter, Jude .      .      .      .      .       Who are you listening to? 1.  The…

Only Two Ways

Matthew 7:13-14 #1 – Two Paths .          A.  Wide Gate – Broad Path (Self-righteousness) .          B.  Small Gate – Narrow Path .          .          Matthew 5:3-12 #2 – Two Crowds .          A.  Many – Atheists, Moralists, Nominal .          B. …

The Golden Rule

Matthew 7:12 Two components of the Golden Rule that should motivate our love for others1.  The Exhortation of the Golden Rule.          Matthew 25:35-392.  The Motivation of the Golden Rule.          Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 19:16-19, 22:34-36;  Romans 13:8-10, Galatians 5:14 You can not – and will not – do it in your own strength It has…

Ask, Seek, Knock: Praying With Persistence

Matthew 7:7-11 Why Don’t We Pray? .    1.  We don’t know how .    2.  We don’t make it a priority .    3.  We fail to discipline ourselves .    4.  We don’t feel the need to pray .    5.  We don’t really think prayer ‘works’  The Pattern of Persistent Prayer – Vs. 7 .    Ask – Seek…

Judging Others: The Wrong Way and the Right Way – Part 2

Matthew 7:1-6Part 1Five Elements In Avoiding Critical Faultfinding Judgmentalism1.  The Prohibition Against Hypocritical Judgmentalism2.  The Motivation Against Hypocritical Judgmentalism This Week: Judge Righteously – Proverbs 31:9, John 7:24 , Matthew 23:1-36, Revelation 3:15-163.  The Illustration of Hypocritical Judgmentalism – Vs. 3  (Speck vs. Log).             John 19:11, Jude 134,  The Solution to Hypocritical Judgmentalism  – Vs. 5.   …

Judging Others: The Wrong Way and the Right Way – Part 1

Matthew 7:1-6 Five Elements In Avoiding Critical Faultfinding Judgmentalism 1.  The Prohibition Against Hypocritical Judgmentalism – Vs. 1 .      Proverbs 9:8, 27:5; Matthew 18:15-20, John 7:24, 1 Corinthians 5:9-13, Galatians 6:1, James 5:19-20 .       A.  Don’t hold unbelievers to the standard of God’s Word .       B.  He is forbidding critical judgmentalism without perceiving your own faults…

Antidote to Anxiety – Part 2

Matthew 6:25-34Part 1 This Week:Godly Fear  (2 Corinthians 11:28, Philippians 2:20)  vs. Sinful Fear (Proverbs 12:25) 1.  What Does It Mean To Seek First The Kingdom of God? – Vs 33.         Priorities.        .   Seek – diligently, earnestly, intently, serious effort, ongoing, constant.        .   First – In singular priority constantly seeking the will of…

The Disciples’ Prayer – Part 6

Matthew 6:9-15 Part 1 – IntroductionPart 2 – Hallowed Be Your NamePart 3 – Your Kingdom ComePart 4 – Your Will be DonePart 5 – Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Petition #5 – Forgive Us Our Debts – Vs. 12.         A.  It Helps Us Maintain Fellowship With the Father.        .         …