Matthew

Matthew 16:1-28 – The King Must Die

Matthew 16:1-28 – The King Must Die … coming to terms with the reality of just who Jesus is? Another attempt to trap Jesus … the sign of Jonah. Matthew 12:39-40, “He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  For as Jonah was three days and…

Matthew 15:1-39 – Defiled

Matthew 15:1-39 – Defiled? No pastoral visit … coming FROM Jerusalem “Why don’t your disciples obey our long-held traditions?” How can a person who is ceremonially unclean be right with God? … nullified the word of God for the sake of their human traditions. A bigger problem. Isaiah 29:13 “These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from…

Matthew 10:1-42 – The Lord Of The Harvest

Matthew 9:1-42 – The Lord of the Harvest A plentiful harvest “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest so send workers into his harvest” 1) God’s message and authority (v 1-15) “The Kingdom of heaven has come near”. Two restrictions Firstly … the lost sheep of Israel. Secondly, they cannot take anything with them.…

Matthew 9:1-38 – Opposition To Christ

Opposition To Christ – Matthew 9:1-38 Jesus … is he just a great guy? Firstly – He has a great family genealogy. Secondly – Jesus had God speak at both his birth and his baptism. Thirdly – He could run rings around the religious leaders in his understanding of God’s word and law. Everyone likes a ‘Jesus who made my life better…

Matthew 8:1-34 – True Faith

Matthew 8 – True Faith The context of Matthew 8 – Chapters 5-7: ‘the sermon on the mount’ – True or false disciples, building houses on rock or sand Chapters 8-9 – teaching in action: how people are responding to Jesus Chapter 10: the call for ministry workers One thing to notice: Jesus’ movement in the passage A second thing: the response.…

Matthew 7:13-29 – The Choice Of Jesus

Matthew 7:13-29 – The Choice Of Jesus Introduction: Keeping up appearances. Part 1 – Making the choice Narrow and Wide gates Wise and foolish builders Part 2 – Learning discernment True and false prophets    – How do you know? True and false disciples – How do you know? Modern disciples… – If you’re someone who hasn’t made that decision… – If…