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Sermons on Matthew

Matthew 26:31-27:61 – The First Good Friday

Introduction Song – Only a Holy God (Michael Farren, Jonny Robinson, Dustin Smith, Rich Thompson. Matthew 26:31-46 – Gethsemane Song- Jerusalem (Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson, Tiarne Kleyn) Matthew 26:47-68 – Arrest and Trial Song – In the Name of Love (Mark Peterson) Matthew 26:69-27:26 – Rejection and Sentence Song – Lead me to the Cross (Brooke Fraser) Matthew 27:27-61 – The Cross…

Matthew 26:1-30 – Why Did Jesus Die?

“When he had finished” – continuity from the story so far… The time has come – Jesus is heading to the cross. Two responses (in advance) to the crucified Jesus: The anointing at Bethany The unlikely followers, and the cost of following Jesus The betrayal of Judas Shallow faith: leaving when Jesus isn’t what we want him to be. The Last Supper…

Matthew 25:14-46 – What We Do While We Wait

… the power and authority of Jesus Pharisees etc … abandoned by God because they have rejected Jesus. But what about those who follow Jesus? How should they live until Jesus returns? Be ready because no one knows the day or the hour … but Jesus does not want us to be passive waiting, idly sitting by waiting till Jesus returns. Invest…

Matthew 24:1-25:13 – Be Ready

A world in chaos When will Jesus return? A Warning – Don’t be deceived by false messiahs “What false messiahs?” How do we deal with a “world in chaos”? Option A – the “ostrich” approach Option B – the “give-up” approach Option C – look for a “messiah” … a “saviour” A world that creates “false messiahs” A Hope – We have…

Matthew 23:1-39 – Choose Who You Follow

Misled but given another opportunity Warnings and instructions – v 1-12 Obey God’s law Obedience with grace “tie up heavy loads for you to lift and do not even lift a finger themselves” …legalistic righteousness outside a context of grace Not obedience for show Not about elevated titles Verse 11 … greatness is about service and servant hood. 7 woes – v…

Matthew 19:1-20:34 – Why Will The First Be Last?

When your understanding is challenged Firstly, the authority of Jesus clearly on display. Secondly, … their understand of godly living completely upside down. Who is it who gets Godly living right? Jesus or the experts in the law? Divorce Deut 24:1 “martial unfaithfulness” or “for any and every reason”. Jesus’ reply … … God’s original intention … how sinfulness had impacted marriage.…