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The Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 12:33-37 – A Kingdom Divided part 2

Matthew | Matthew 12:33-37
There are two clear choices and neutrality is impossible. Will you submit or will you secede? Are you blind, or can you see? If you’re not for Jesus, then you are against Him.

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Matthew 12:22-32 – A Kingdom Divided

Matthew | Matthew 12:22-32
It clearly reveals the absurdity of the accusations of the Pharisees. You can’t build a house and tear it down at the same time. It is this same line of reasoning that former United States president, Abraham Lincoln, used in one of his most famous speeches.

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Matthew 12:1-21 – Sabbath Laws

Matthew | Matthew 12:1-21
The good news for us today is that God does not desire strict religious rule over certain days (Colossians 2:16).
Instead, He desires mercy.

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Matthew 11:25-30 – Gospel Dependency

Matthew | Matthew 11:2-19
Once Jesus has revealed Himself to us we are to take off the yokes of human religion and our own thinking.,, We can now come to Jesus and take His yoke. It is easy and light because Jesus has already eliminated the burden that existed between us and God.

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Matthew 11:2-19 – Aligning Expectations

Matthew | Matthew 11:2-19
Fifteen hundred years of prophecy spoke of these two figures who were both ministering in the first century. It’s amazing how they were both rejected by their own people.

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Matthew 10:34-11:1 – The Radical Cost of Being a Disciple

Matthew | Matthew 10:.4-11:1
We are all beneficiaries of the messengers of the gospel and we have (hopefully) received the message of the gospel through a messenger. Jesus informs His followers that the need to stand firm in who they are representing

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Matthew 10:16-33 – The Fearless Call of a Disciple

Matthew | Matthew 10:16-33
Jesus’ expectations for His followers is a public allegiance to him. He does not want “closet Christians”. He wants followers who will publicly identify with him...Jesus was willingly humiliated in public to save us from the just wrath of God.

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Matthew 9:35-10:15 – Prayer and People

Matthew | Matthew 9:35-10:15
God’s people in both the Old and New Testament gave cheerfully to the work of the Lord. Lastly, not everyone is going to ride this gospel train. We shouldn’t be surprised at the rejection that we will receive by some because of our faith in Christ.

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Matthew 9:9-34 – Jesus Saves Sinners

Matthew | Matthew 9:8-34
Blind men walk away with vision, but the pharisees walk away with working eyes, but as blind guides.

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Matthew 8:28-9:8 – Power Over Demons

Matthew | Matthew 8:28-9:8
We know from Mark 2, that the friends of this paralytic went to great lengths to get him to Jesus. They tore a roof apart to drop their friend before Him! Again, the emphasis is faith. We should believe in Jesus and do whatever we can to get to Him.

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Matthew 8:18-27 – It Costs to Follow Jesus

Matthew | Matthew 8:18-27
We need to remember that many of the disciples were professional fisherman before the left everything to follow Jesus. They knew these waters and the frequent storms that would occur. This must have been some storm for them to be so fearful for their lives.

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Matthew 8:1-17 – More Than Words

Matthew | Matthew 8:1-17
The Centurion has faith concerning who Jesus is and it causes Christ to marvel. The Jews have been poured into for thousands of years and are yet stuck in unbelief. It is the Centurion who is unhindered and fully ready to trust the words of Christ.

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Matthew 7:15-29 – Fakes and Phonies

Matthew | Matthew 7:15-29
The wise man and the foolish man both have many similarities. They both heard the words of Jesus. They both built houses. They both faced a storm. Even with all these similarities, it was the storm that revealed which man was the fool and which one was wise.

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Matthew 7:7-14 – Ask, Seek, and Knock

Matthew | Matthew 7:7-14
Most people are full of themselves and believe they are doing everything the best way it can be done. The narrow path is for those who know they need God and will ask of Him, seek after Him, and knock upon His door.

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Matthew 7:1-6 – Judge Not

Matthew | Matthew 7:1-6
There is no place for self-righteousness and the harsh judgment of others amongst those who belong to the Kingdom of Christ. May we obey all that God commands us to do with merciful and gentle spirits towards others (Galatians 6:1; Ephesians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:2).

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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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