Sermons on Matthew
What would it look like for you to be a blessing to someone who’s hurt you or offended you instead of getting even?
Nothing is riskier than letting Jesus control our words, but nothing is more satisfying than speaking up for Him.
God is not absent, apathetic, or angry with you. If you are in an “In the Meantime” set of circumstances right now, you are not alone, and you are not the first.
The only true hope we have for success in our romantic relationship is to love God first.
Our Holy Week journey will include coming alive to Jesus’ life, His sacrifice, and His power. Today, on Palm Sunday, we look for Jesus and celebrate how in human form, He brings the Kingdom of Heaven to earth.
For a Christian, we doubt when we wonder “Is it worth it? Is it really worth it to sacrifice and follow Jesus?” And we doubt when we wonder, “Is it true?
Jesus told us to “Judge Not” but that’s not all he said. There is so much more. Judge not was just the beginning of His message.
In those moments when you are tempted to reach into tomorrow and bring it’s worries into today, Jesus says, “Instead, I want you to look around, and look for a way to participate with me in what I am doing right now, and just trust me with tomorrow.”
When you stake your eternity on the fact that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried and rose from the dead, was seen, and offers us resurrection life, The command to fear not, becomes a way of life.
Worship or Tradtion: What is the true spirit of Christmas? For King Harod, the birth of the Messiah produced a spirit of self interest and a desire to protect the tradition of his power. The wise men, on the other hand, meet Christ’s birth with the spirit of worship. As Christmas nears, let’s seek God and give Him the worship and praise He rightly deserves as wise men.