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Sermons on “Matthew”

E100 New Testament: Week 13, Day 62

Walking on Water – Matthew 14:22-36

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E100 New Testament: Week 12, Day 58

The Kingdom of Heaven – Matthew 13:1-58

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E100 New Testament: Week 12, Day 57

Sermon on the Mount, Part 2 – Matthew 6:5-7:29 Growing Up Appendix 4

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E100 New Testament: Week 12, Day 56

Sermon on the Mount, Part 1 – Matthew 5:1-64

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E100 New Testament: Week 11, Day 55

Baptism and Temptation – Matthew 3:13-4:17

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Grace Precedes Work

Jesus tells a lot of scary stories, parables about the end of time. Jesus’ story, about a generous, just, and trusting Lord commissioning three servants, is ultimately a story about both the essential core of discipleship and a warning to know the time in which we live.

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Love that Gives Us a Direction to Face and a Way to Be

Jesus’ double command to us comes to us as a gift. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and with all your mind, and Love your neighbor as yourself.” This double command gives us a direction to focus – toward God who is OUR love, who loves us already. And it gives us a way to be – we are meant to be people who live as God’s image-bearers, as people who love their neighbors in a world that is hurting.

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Pay Taxes. Worship God.

When faced with a question posed specifically to entrap him, Jesus gives his followers throughout the centuries a mature and valuable teaching about engaging in politics.

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Questions of Authority

By what authority does Jesus speak and act? This question is as important for us to answer as it was for the religious leaders who challenged Jesus. In fact, it’s one of those questions that requires an answer.

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What makes the Church the Church?

As the Church, we have the enormous privilege of sharing Peter’s confession that gives hope to those who are lost in darkness: “Jesus, you are the answer, the point, the last word, the meaning. You are it!”

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