Sermons on Matthew

Equalizing Grace

“That’s not fair!” We’ve all said those words one time or another. But have you ever said them to God? If you have (…and it’s okay if you have), the parable of the vineyard owner has some help to offer. In this passage, we consider two characteristics of God’s extravagant, equalizing grace. Text = Matthew…

Escaping the Treasure Trap

“No one can serve two masters,” Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount. “Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money” (Matthew 6:24). In the passage we’re looking at in this sermon, Mathew…

Christ’s Kingdom Comes Home (Part 2)

Jesus’ teaching about marriage and divorce in Matthew 19:1-9 leads directly to interactions about singleness and children. These interactions reveal that following Jesus not only transforms the way we think about marriage but also the way we think about being single and raising children. In this sermon we explore what Jesus says on these two…

Forgiven & Forgiving

How many times do we need to forgive the same person before we finally get to say, “Enough is enough”? Two times? Five times? Ten times?? Where’s the limit? That’s the question Jesus answers in the parable of the Unforgiving Servant. In this sermon we discover that His answer is both more challenging than we…

What It Takes to Be Great

“How does God measure greatness?” That’s the question posed by the disciples in Matthew 18:1. And the fact is, we are still posing the question today: What does it take to be great in God’s eyes? Is it the number of people we lead to Christ? The character of our children and grandchildren? Success in…