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Sermons by Todd Dykstra

The Radical Righteousness of the Kingdom – Part 3

Matthew 5:17-20 First Week – Part 1. I.  The Prophetic Fulfillment of Christ’s Ministry – Vs. 17Last Week – Part 2.II.  The Unbreakable Certainty of God’s WordIII.  The Required Faithfulness of Biblical Teachers This Week – Part 3IV.  The Kingdom Demand For Higher Righteousness – Vs. 20.          Not a ‘higher’ righteousness – a different righteousness – internal heart…

You Are The Salt Of The Earth

Matthew 5:13 Three Ways of Dealing with a Devolving Culture1.  Isolation     2.  Identification    3. Involved/Influencing/Impacting  I.  Believers Must Impact The Godless World With a Penetrating Influence.          2 Timothy 3:13, 1-5.          .     Characteristics of Salt .          .          Flavor – Colossians 4:6.         …

Blessed Are Those Who Have Been Persecuted – Part 2

Matthew 5:10-12 Why Persecution Is Good: 1.  It Purifies The Church 2.  It Extends The Church – Acts 8:1 3.  It Sanctifies Believers 4.  It Identifies Us As Children of God – John 13:16-20 Last Week: .   I. The Biblical Nature of Persecution This Week: .   II.  The Rich Blessing of Persecution – Vs. 11 .  .  .  .   Persecution is evidence…

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Matthew 5:9  The Importance of Being a Peacemaker.       It DOES NOT mean: a ‘peaceful’ person, a ‘tolerant’ person, A ‘peace at any price’ appeaser.             This leads to a false peace – Jeremiah 6:14, Ezekiel 13:10-11.       It does mean:  .              True peacemakers are not afraid  to make waves…

TES Sunday: The Principal Priorities of a Godly Leader

1 Timothy 4:16Limitations of the Institutional Model1.  Can’t gauge the man’s calling2.  Can’t confirm his giftedness3.  Can’t confirm his character4.  Can’t fully train pastors to do the work of pastoral ministry.         Matthew 16:18, 28:18-19, 2 Timothy 2:2 1.  Character – Pay close attention to your life.         Matthew 4:7, 12; 2:3, 2 Timothy 2:2.       …

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 .     …