Messages

Matthew

Matthew

Feb 2017 - Dec 2018
Sermons in this series
Sun, Dec 09, 2018
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57 mins 18 secs
What does it mean to be mindful of the things of God? In Jesus' rebuke of Peter, He tells Peter he is not mindful of the things of God. That instead he is mindful of the things of men. It would seem, then, that being mindful of the things of God is a very important thing. Following Jesus' rebuke, He gives all his disciples at least a partial explanation of what He meant, and this is what we focus on in this study.
Sun, Dec 02, 2018
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1 hr 1 mins 45 secs
Jesus asks a very important question in this study. He asks his disciples who people say He is and he asks them who they say He is. The answer we give to this question is one of the most important answers we will ever give to any question. And then He talks about the foundation of the Church. Is the foundation of the church the apostle Peter, the first pope, as Roman Catholic theology teaches, or is there another way to understand this passage. What is this passage really teaching us concerning these matters? These are the some of the questions Pastor Dan hopes to answer in this study.
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
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54 mins 13 secs
Not all religion is good and godly. Some religion is self-centered, opportunistic, and ungodly. Jesus warns about this in this passage and encourages us to be on our guard to keep it from developing in our own lives.
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
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52 mins 16 secs
Christians are often accused of shoving their faith down the throats of others. This charge has been renewed lately with many Christians realizing their need to be involved with voting. Is this a valid charge? Should Christians avoid the political process altogether? This study addresses this issue and hopes to provide some solid biblical answers to the question.
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
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53 mins 32 secs
God is faithful to be always all that He is. He is faithful to be just, faithful to be wise, faithful to be loving, faithful to be omnipotent, and faithful to be compassionate. God is a God of great compassion. And if God is a God of great compassion we would expect that Jesus also has great compassion because He is God in human flesh. This study speaks of His great compassion and it's implications in our lives.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
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52 mins 11 secs
This study examines a different kind of faith - the faith of an outsider. Jesus specifically calls this a "great faith, "but “great” is a relative term. This faith is not “great” as in large in size, because even Peter’s “little” faith was probably greater in that sense. This faith was great because it was an exceptional faith for someone who was an outsider from Israel. It was a faith that was not expected to be found among the Gentiles, yet it is the type of faith that characterizes those who truly seek after God.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
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44 mins 41 secs
In this passage Jesus confronts the insincere traditions of the Jewish religious leaders of His day. Religious traditions can be great reminders of the things that are important in life. When those traditions are based on the Word of God and practiced from a sincere and devoted heart they can be very valuable. But when they are practiced on the outside without any godly devotion on the inside they can begin to become dangerous. And when they are practiced as a show to others and God with the expectation that practicing the tradition makes God our debtor, then the tradition has turned from good to evil.
Sun, Oct 07, 2018
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52 mins 3 secs
Fear is a normal part of life, but the various fears we face should diminish or even disappear when ignorance is replaced with understanding or when trust can be placed in someone or something you believe can handle the situation. Fear is replaced by peace when you keep focused on Jesus.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
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53 mins 10 secs
The compassion of Christ comes in many forms – sometimes in forms we don’t expect. In our story today, we see it in at least three forms. First we see it in the form of Jesus teaching the crowd that had gathered because they obviously were going about life wrong and needed to learn how to start doing it right. Then we see Christs compassion in the meeting of immediate physical needs. And then He shows His compassion for His disciples by testing them, so they might learn that Jesus is really able to meet every need.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
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56 mins 15 secs
What you believe and what you do not believe are very important. God has revealed Himself to all mankind through nature (what we call general revelation) and the Scriptures (or special revelation). For the Christian unbelief will bring about consequences in the loss of joy and peace in this life and loss of reward in eternity to the extent they do not believe all that God has said and live according to it. Belief in the things God tells us, though, will result in all the blessings of heaven, though they may require great sacrifices here on earth. John the Baptist and Herod the Tetrarch provide two great lessons on both sides of this concern.