Sermons on Matthew

On Our Way Home

We are travelling on this journey with the people around us. The journey begins, there is no day like it. Our journey begins the day we were baptised. You can get distracted, remain focused. Acts 8:39 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, [a]but went on his way rejoicing. Matthew 7:13-14 13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad…

Be Truthful

Matthew 5:37 37 But let [a]your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

Invisible Good

⦁ Acts of Righteousness Matthew 6:1-4 6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. 2 “So when you [a]give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 But when you [b]give to the poor, do not let your left…

Family – How to survive Adversity

The family that will survive Adversity1.God is the Unquestioned Head•Not because of superiority, but the need to lead in the familyChrist ‘subjected himself’ to GodHusband ‘subjects himself’ to ChristWife ‘subjects herself’ to her husbandChildren ‘subject themselves’ to their parents This is God’s way of taking care of the homeIt is not an HONOUR he bestows upon a husband and father,… 1.God is the Unquestioned Head•For God’s plan to work:God must be the head of each houseAnd God must have a…

So Goes The Church – Part 3

Always Standing – Indestructible Always Known Always Front and Centre Always Ready Always Aware Always Discerning Always Focussed Always Preaching Matthew 6:33New American Standard Bible 33 But [a]seek first [b]His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be [c]added to you.

Render Unto Caesar

Matthew 22:15-22 Tribute to Caesar 15 Then the Pharisees went and [a]plotted together how they might trap Him [b]in what He said. 16 And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and [c]defer to no one; for You are not partial to any. 17 Tell us then, what do You think? Is it [d]lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus perceived their [e]malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show…

Clean Your Heart – Part 1

Traditions verses Commandments Scribes and Pharisees saw the oral traditions of ‘The Elders’ as authoritative: They saw themselves as part of a succession of leaders passing on God’s will… •Moses•Aaron•Priests•70 Elders•Tribes of Israel•Synagogues•Themselves Matthew 15:1-3  15 Then some Pharisees and scribes *came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” 3 And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for…

Time For A Change

Each one of us has a role—Even in isolation I need to adjust to a new reality Matthew 15:18-20 (ESV) 18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. 20 These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

The God That Provides

God seeks – First and Foremost – man’s spiritual good, not material benefits 1.Material blessings may come to one as a result of special providence (Mt.6:33). 2.God may also allow financial hardship, illness, or other physical trials to occur if He deems them suitable for our spiritual benefit (Rom.5:3-5; Jm.1:2-4). 3.His ultimate goal is the saving of our souls. Matthew 5:45 (ESV) 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun…

How to Fail Safe Your Prayer Life-Part 1

•This is not a case of automatically going into  a spiritual “Limp Mode.” •This is stacking the odds against failure. •Fool proofing your prayer life •Going on in spite of failure and accident Matthew 6:6 (NASB) 6 But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
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