Sermons on Matthew
The angels told the shepherds that peace was available to those on whom God’s favor rests. Jesus basically said the same thing when He stated that peacemakers will be blessed, and they will be called children of God. When we are willing to seek reconciliation with others and fight for harmony rather than division, we’re identified with the heart of God who longs to reconcile the world to Himself. We then look like the Father, and we are recognized as His children.
This morning, we will discover the hope that comes to us through the birth of Jesus Christ.
The foundation on which everything else must be built is Jesus Christ.
We are commissioned to go and to share the gospel. We will then see the work of the Holy Spirit as people become disciples. We are to baptize and teach these disciples. We are called to be Jesus witnesses. Acts 1:8 is a powerful reminder of how important it is for us to be witnesses for Christ.
Ekklesia literally means a gathering or an assembly, a congregation.
We join brothers and sisters in congregations all throughout the United States, in every state there are Global Methodist Churches. We join brothers and sisters in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Spain, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and in parts of Africa.
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.
Today, we are going to take a look at one more Kingdom treasure that helps us experience the full life of God.
The scripture we’re looking at today has a lot to do with planting and growing. Our next Kingdom treasure is found in two parables that Jesus teaches again to a large crowd that gathered around Him.