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Sermons on Christian Character

The Miraculous Feeding of the 4,000

Matthew 15:29-39 The miracles are irrefutable proof that Christ is the Messiah.  All of His miracles meet a human need. .        John 10:25 Two Points That Highlight Christ’s Incredible Compassion For Gentiles .   1.  Christ’s Compassion Displayed To Gentiles In Supernatural Healings – Vs. 29-31 .        .        Mark 7:31, Matthew 8:28-34 .   2.  Christ’s…

The Heart Of Our Problem

Matthew 15:10-20 Sin corrupts all of our being – Romans 3:10-12Mankind’s problems are internal – not external Three Principles That Will Diagnose The Problem1. The Source of Spiritual Defilement Stated – Vs. 11.           What comes out of the lips reveals where the true defilement actually is.            .            Matthew …

The Miraculous Feeding of the 5000

Matthew 14:13-21 The purpose of miracles was to authenticate Christ as Messiah – God in human flesh – John 5:36 .      All of His miracles were aimed, not just to demonstrate His power, but to meet a specific need Three truths that demonstrate Christ’s compassion toward those in distress 1.  Compassion Displayed In Heartfelt Concern .  .      The…

The Danger of Careless Words

Matthew 12:33-37 There is power in the tongue – Proverbs 18:21, James 3:3-5, 6-8, 9-10 J. Sidlow Baxter: One of the first things that happens when a person is truly filled with the Holy Spirit is not that he speaks with tongues, but that he learns to hold the one tongue he already has.  I.  The Evidence Of Our Words – Vs.…

The High Cost of Genuine Discipleship

Matthew 8:18-22 False Disciples: John 2:23-25, 6:66; Matthew 7:13-14,21-23, 10:32-39; Luke 9:23-26, 14:26-33 2 Sacrifices You Must Make to Follow Christ 1.  The Sacrifice of Cherished Comforts – Vss. 18-20 2.  The Sacrifice of Personal Relationships – Vss. 21-22 Implications: 1.  You must not put off following Christ 2.  You don’t get to set the terms of following Christ 3.  We need…

Christ Centered Morals in a Self-Centered World

1  Thessalonians 4:1-12 3 Keys To Guarantee Growth As A Believer 1.  Seek To Please God By Following His Instructions – Vss. 1-2 .       Abound Abundantly – Philippians 3:14, 2 Peter 2:20-21 2.  Strive In You Sanctification To Be Holy – Vss. 3-8 .       A.  In Abstinence From Sexual Immorality .      .         …

Warnings Against Hypocrisy

Matthew 6:1 The Dangerous Pattern of Hypocrisy in Scripture.       Cain – Genesis 4:3-5.       Israel – Isaiah 1:10-15, 29:13; Amos 5:21-23, Matthew 7:15.       Judas – Matthew 26:48.       Parables – Matthew 13:21-22, 24-30.       Ananias and Sapphira – Acts 5:1-9 – Hypocrisy is self-love.       Simon – Acts 8:18-23.       1 Timothy 4:1-2,…

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.         …