Sermons on Matthew

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The Creation of Marriage

Continuing from last week, in Matthew 19:5-6 Jesus corrects the pharisees’ understanding of marriage by going back to its creation in Genesis 2.
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The Creation of Male and Female

In Matthew 19:3-4, Jesus corrects the pharisees in their understanding of marriage by going back to creation. So also in this modern era must we correct our own and our culture’s misunderstandings about the sexuality and gender by returning to scripture.
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Happy are the Unhappy

In the beatitudes, Jesus tells us: “Blessed are those who mourn” (Matthew 5:4), a counter-cultural message then and now. Brent England digs into this verse in the context of modern life and his ministry as a prison chaplain.

Out Of Egypt I Called My Son

Last week we considered the birth of Christ from the rare perspective of Joseph (Mt 1:18-23). This morning we are looking at another passage that is rarely preached during Advent (Mt 2:13-23). The story of Christmas contains varied emotions. Each character experienced significant fears even though there is also a great deal of hope. We miss what God wants us to understand when we avoid the hardship and only reflect on the joy. Do you allow room for lament in your celebration of Christmas?…

The Virgin Shall Conceive

Matthew begins his gospel with a genealogy that confirms Jesus’ humanity as well as his royal heritage. Although Jesus was born into the line of King David, his immediate parents were actually poor and insignificant. Jesus had a true humanity. And yet, the genealogy was unique in how it explained his relationship to his parents. Instead of following the pattern of naming the father, Matthew carefully states that Joseph is not the physical father (Matt 1:16). More explanation is provided in our…
Ten Commandments, Moral Law

“Jesus and the Sabbath” (Matthew 12:1-14)

In high school and college I learned to do the bare minimum to get the grade I was seeking. If I knew I could get an “A” by skipping the reading and focusing on the writing, I didn’t bother reading. I like to think I was being efficient, but laziness is a better word for it. The Sabbath was not instituted so that men would have an excuse to be lazy. As much as that sounds like a great way…
Sermon Series on Matthew 26-28

The Great Commission to Make Disciples

The mission of Grace Clovis states: “We exist to transform the people of Clovis by finding, equipping, and multiplying followers of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.” This mission really comes from a combination of the Great Commission to make disciples and Paul’s instruction in Ephesians 4: 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ… A lot of…