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Sermons on Matthew

The Beatitudes: The Meaning Of True Happiness

Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed – A state of being approved of by God1 Timothy 1:11, 6:15 Being ‘blessed’ is a common theme throughout the Bible.         Psalm 1, Numbers 6:24-26, 1 Peter 3:14, 4:14; Revelation 1:3Being blessed is not the same as being ‘happy’ – Ephesians 4:22 (Lusts of deceit) Implications:1.  The Beatitudes Are True of All Believers.  .     …

The Sermon On The Mount: A Discourse In True Discipleship

Matthew 5-7 The first of 5 discourses A.  Matthew 5-7: A Discourse In True Discipleship B.  Matthew 10:  The Commissioning and Sending of the Disciples C.  Matthew 13:  The Parables of the Kingdom D.  Matthew 18:  What Life Under the King Looks Like E.  Matthew 24:  The Olivet Discourse The Sermon on the Mount 1.  Its Historicity .       A.  Traditions…

The First Disciples

Matthew 4:18-22 Soulwinning is at the center of God’s heart – Proverbs 11:30 1.  God Accomplishes His Will Through Frail Human Vessels .           Acts 4:13, 1 Corinthians 1:18-21, 4:9-13; 2 Corinthians 4:7 2.  Discipleship Demands Total Commitment .           John 8:12, 10:27 .        In contrast – Matthew 8:19-22; 16:24-25 .     …

The Temptation of Jesus – Part 2

Matthew 4:1-11Last Week – The Edenic Rerun1.  The Personal Temptation – Vs. 2-4 This Week2.  The National Temptation – Vs. 5-9.        Deuteronomy 6:16, Exodus 17:1-73.  The Universal Temptation – Vs. 8-10.        Deuteronomy 6:13, John 12:31, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:2, 1 John 5:19.      How is this a temptation?  Satan will give it NOW.   …

The Return to Nazareth: More Proof That Christ is King

Matthew 2:19-23 1.  The Obedient Return to Nazareth2.  The Clear Fulfillment of Prophecy.      A.  Foretold by ‘Prophets’ not a specific ‘prophet’.      B.  Nazareth is a synonym for someone despised and rejected – a slur.            1)  ‘Inferior’ racially, geographically, politically, economically, culturally, linguistically, religiously.                     John…

The Magi’s Visit To The Child King

Matthew 2:1-12 There were three responses to the birth of Christ.      The wise men – “We have come to worship Him”.      Herod – Pride, arrogance and unwillingness to follow Christ’s demands.      The Jewish leaders – Indifference 1.  The Intense Interest of the Magi – Vs. 1-2.              Daniel 2:2 – Diviners,…

The Virgin Birth of the King

Matthew 1:18-25 Why Is The Virgin Birth Important?It proves the existence of the God-manIt proves, and ensures, the sinlessness of Jesus ChristIt provides a supernatural evidence of Christ’s uniqueness  The embarrassing circumstance of Mary.       Deuteronomy 22:23-24, Matthew 25:1-10.       The Holy Spirit’s creativity:  Genesis 2, Psalm 104:3, Ezekiel 37:14, Isaiah 11:2, 42:1    The Secret Plan of Joseph  The Surprising…