The Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 6:25-34 – Do Not Be Anxious

Matthew | Matthew 6:25-34
Jesus doesn’t just give us commands to stop being anxious and seek His kingdom. He also gives us six reasons why we should follow His commands.

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Matthew 6:16-24 – Fasting To Be Seen

Matthew | Matthew 6:16-24
Let us pray that we see the beauty of Christ and His gospel that we may be compelled to leave the shallow and temporary comforts of this world for the immeasurable grace He has stored for us in eternity.

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Matthew 6:5-15 – Unrighteous Holy Things

Matthew | Matthew 6:5-15

The point is clear. We will never understand ourselves unless we understand our God and King first.

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Matthew 6:1-4 – A Change of Subject

Matthew | Matthew 6:1-4
George Whitefield once said, “God would be just to damn you for the greatest prayer you ever offered up.” What are we to do? We find ourselves in a situation we cannot win. Our motives betray us even when we perform good deeds. Our only hope is to press deep into the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Matthew 5:43-48 – Loving and Hating

Matthew | Matthew 5:38-42
...Who can like being knocked flat on his face by a sledge hammer? I can hardly imagine a more deadly spiritual condition than that of a man who can read that passage with tranquil pleasure.”

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Matthew 5:38-42 – An Eye For An Eye

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.

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Matthew 5:33-37 – Jesus and Truth

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.

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Matthew 5:31-32; 19:1-12 – Divorce and the Gospel

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!

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Matthew 5:27-30 – Heart Adultery

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!

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Matthew 5:21-26 The Spirit of the Law of God

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.

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Matthew 5:17-20 Jesus Fulfilled the Old Testament

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).

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Matthew 5:10-16 – Live Distinctively, Shine Publicly

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.

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Matthew 5:7-12 Merciful

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.

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Matthew 5:4-6 A New Moses part II

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.

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Matthew 5:1-3 A New Moses

Matthew | Matthew 5:1-3
God used Moses to bring the old covenant. Now Jesus is clearly being revealed as the greater Moses whom the people have been waiting on. Jesus is bringing a new covenant.

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Matthew 4:12-25 Fishers of Men

Matthew | Matthew 4:12-25
The problem is this is not what God wanted. God’s plan for blessing Israel was not for their own glory, but to display His glory in using His chosen people to bless all the nations (Genesis 12:2-3).

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Matthew 4:1-11 It Is Written

Matthew | Matthew 4:1-11
If you have ever doubted the power of God’s revealed Word then please look carefully at how Jesus overcomes temptation.

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Matthew 3:13-17 Baptism of Jesus

Matthew | Matthew 3:13-17
John knows that he is the one who should be baptized by Jesus!... Why then was Jesus Baptized? The righteousness of God had to be fulfilled.

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Matthew 3:1-12 Preparing the Way

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!

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Matthew 2:1-23 We Three Kings

Matthew | Matthew 2:1-23

No man can thwart the purposes of God. Herod tried to destroy Jesus. Now through Jesus, ultimate restoration would occur and tears wiped from every eye (Jeremiah 31:16-17, 31-34).

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Matthew 1:18-25 Betrothed

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.

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Matthew 1:1-17 A Legal Introduction

Matthew | Matthew 1:1-17
As you ponder God’s work in bringing Jesus to earth through a sinful line of people you should be encouraged. Understand that you are not where you come from!

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Introduction to Matthew

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.

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