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Why Was Jesus Baptized? Matthew 3:13-17

Introduction Last week I mentioned, and I want to remind you again today, that Matthew chapter 3 takes place approximately 28 years after chapter 2. We were introduced to John the Baptist last week and we saw that he was the herald of Jesus who had come to prepare the way for Him. John carried […]

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John: The Herald of Jesus Matthew 3:1-12

[Play A Knight’s Tale video clip – 2:25] – This clip shows a funny/fancy introduction for Sir Ulrich That is how you do an introduction, right?! Don’t you think I should be introduced like that each week before I preach? That movie is called A Knight’s Tale, and the it is the story of a […]

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Jesus-The Fulfillment of Prophecy Matthew 2

Introduction Welcome back this morning as we get into chapter 2 of the Gospel of Matthew! If you are joining us for the first time today let me catch you up on what we’ve seen so far in Matthew’s writing. Matthew is writing this book to help the Jewish people of the first century to […]

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Jesus – The Son of God, Matthew 1:18-25

Last week we began our study in the Gospel of Matthew.  We saw that Matthew began his book with the genealogy, in that genealogy showed that Jesus is the promised Messiah, he’s the son of David, and he is the son of Abraham.  Matthew showed through Jesus’s genealogy how he was uniquely qualified to fulfill […]

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The Genealogy of the King Matthew 1:1-17

As we begin a new year together, we are also beginning a new sermon series. Today we will begin studying through the Gospel of Matthew. We use that word, gospel, in different ways. Sometimes we use gospel with a capital G to refer to one of the four books which begins the New Testament – […]

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Anthem: The Call Interrupts

Isaiah 9:6-7: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.   Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on […]

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The Shepherds: A Call to Praise

Have you ever been to a place that took your breath away? Maybe it was the time you stepped to the edge of the Grand Canyon. Perhaps it was the moment you first saw the ocean? Maybe you have witnessed the night sky extravaganza inside the Magic Kingdom of Disney World with the evening fireworks […]

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Joseph: A Call to Protect

It is interesting that throughout the Call of Christmas in the gospel accounts, the presence of angels only occurs in a dream in Joseph’s situation here in Matthew. Zechariah, Mary and as we will see next week, the shepherds, all received their angelic call when they were awake as recorded in Luke’s gospel. However, in […]

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A New Kind of Wealth – Luke 18:18-30

[After video by Don Linscott] What a powerful story! I share Don’s excitement to be part of a church that is very much alive and worth investing in. I am inspired by the pure hearts, desire to give, and willingness to sacrifice that our children showed this morning. Jesus’ initial call to all of us […]

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Good morning, I’m so glad you’re here today! We are in week 4 of our sermon series on Generosity and this morning I want to talk about how we can invest as citizens of heaven. Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves […]

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