The Gospel of Matthew
Matthew | Matthew 5:38-42
We should do all we can to love others and put them first as our Lord has given us this example.The purpose of Jesus is not to allow us to circumvent the court system of this world...We should forgive and love those who persecute and take from us. We should be different from the rest of the world.
Matthew | Matthew 5:33-37
Have you ever cut into a watermelon only to find it was full of pear fruit? Of course not. This is the point that Jesus makes.If fruit looks like an apple on the outside then it is an apple on the inside! God’s people should be the same way.
Matthew | Matthew 5:31-32,19:1-12
As we dig into our text we are going to see that God has a very different view of marriage. Notice that Jesus goes back to the creation account to explain marriage Genesis 2:24). God tells us everything we need to know in His Word. What we find is that God LOVES marriage!
Matthew | Matthew 5:27-30
We must always remember in our battle with sin that we will fall short.We must fight like lions against sin.However,we must also trust a righteousness higher than any we can attain.It is Jesus who lived the perfect life we cannot.Trust Him...Find your righteousness by clothing yourself in Christ Jesus!
Matthew | Matthew 5:21-26
We must understand that there is an anger that involves no sin (Ephesians 4:26). Jesus many times gets angry, and acts upon it ...The anger of Jesus is never to harm, but to heal and restore. Even from the cross,Jesus does not show contempt for those who kill Him, but instead He shows forgiveness.
Matthew | Matthew 5:17-20
We no longer need a temple because Jesus Christ is where we meet God.We no longer need a priest because Jesus is our mediator that makes us right with the Father.We no longer need a sacrifice because Jesus was the lamb slain for our sin and the wrath of God has been satisfied forever (Hebrews 9:11-14).
Matthew | Matthew 5:10-16
The real work is believing Christ by faith! If we continue to trust in His finished work (Jn 19:30), all of our good works will flow from a heart that wants to see Him glorified. The Gospel is the power source by which we can live distinctively and shine publicly.
Matthew | Matthew 5:7-12
Its important to note what mercy is. It is easily confused with grace. Though the two are tightly related, their is a distinctiveness that we should all understand. Grace is God’s undeserved favor freely given through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Matthew | Matthew 5:4-6
When we read of the goodness and righteousness of God,we should mourn at how far we have fallen from His beauty.When we read Romans 3:9-18,We have not sought Him.We have not obeyed Him.He should have left us to our depravity, but instead He came all the way to us and washes us clean.
Matthew | Matthew 3:1-12
John has been preaching about the coming of the Messiah. He says the one coming after him is greater than he is. You can imagine the surprise of John when Jesus shows up and asks to be baptized. John knows that he is the one who should be baptized by Jesus!
Matthew | Matthew 1:18-25
Throughout scripture, the Holy Spirit brings forth the will of God in tangible and material forms. In Genesis 1, we see God the Father speaking forth His Word, and the Holy Spirit bringing about physical creation at His commands. God has willed His Son to save His people from their sin.
Matthew | Intro to Matthew
Tradition holds that after Jesus returned to the Father, Matthew wrote this gospel and ministered in Palestine. He also made many missionary journeys to teach dispersed Jews living in Gentile areas. We have records of journeys being made to Persia, Ethiopia, Syria, and Greece.