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The Book Of Matthew


  • Newbies and Drifters

    Newbies and Drifters

    Sermon Notes Key Thought: Jesus constantly engaged other people. In these conversations we learn how Jesus treated people who were different than him. We should all take note of the gracious ways in which Jesus interacted with folks from all walks of life. In today’s passage Jesus indicates to us how we should respond to […]

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  • The Hard Path of Discipleship

    The Hard Path of Discipleship

    Sermon Notes Key Thought: Jesus made some poignant claims about what it means to be a disciple of His. This information was not easily understood by his twelve disciples; especially Peter. Today, we will examine a heated exchange between Jesus and Peter that gives us a clearer picture of what it means (and doesn’t mean) to […]

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  • How To Be Great

    How To Be Great

    Sermon Notes Key Thought:Jesus had a certain definition of greatness. And this kind of greatness is attainable for us. But there is a catch. We must be willing to change our ideas about greatness and re-form them into Jesus’ ideas. Along the way we will see that the people who have been great in our […]

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  • The Transfiguration

    The Transfiguration

    Sermon Notes Key Thought: Jesus’ life had a certain rhythm. He would conduct long days of ministry and service, then he would unplug from the world for a short time. Embedded in the story of Jesus’ transfiguration, we see key ideas about how to arrange life according to this cycle of serving, resting and serving. If […]

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  • Jesus Defines Marriage

    Jesus Defines Marriage

    Sermon Notes  Key Thought: Jesus steps into a hot debate about divorce and remarriage. Jesus’ response to the discussion takes the conversation all the way back to not just divorce in marriage but the design of marriage. By pointing to the original intent for marriage, Jesus is clarifying the ideal goal. 1. Jesus affirms marriage […]

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  • Who is Jesus

    Who is Jesus

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes: Jesus is the King  We are Part of Jesus’ New Kingdom Jesus Teaches Us How to Live in this Kingdom Jesus tells us who he is.Jesus tells us what he is going to do. 1. This is who Jesus is – Matthew 16:13-19 He is the Christ Jesus is the only […]

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  • Jesus And The Sabbath

    Jesus And The Sabbath

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes: Jesus is the King We are Part of Jesus’ New Kingdom Jesus Teaches Us How to Live in this Kingdom Matthew is writing for people who are Geographically removed from Jesus Chronologically removed from Jesus Interested in the life of Jesus Structures of Power and Authority in the Jewish Religion The […]

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  • Even If

    Even If

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes Jesus is the King We are part of Jesus’ new kingdom Jesus teaches us how to live in this kingdom Matthew is writing for people who are Geographically removed from Jesus Chronologically removed from Jesus Interested in the life of Jesus Point to PonderWe have all heard of glorious miracle stories. […]

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  • From Fearful To Fearless

    From Fearful To Fearless

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes: Jesus is the King We are part of Jesus’ new kingdom Jesus teaches us how to live in this kingdom Matthew is writing for people who are Geographically removed from Jesus Chronologically removed from Jesus Interested in the life of Jesus Jesus does two things for his followers: He calms their […]

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  • What God Really Desires

    What God Really Desires

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes: Jesus is the King We are part of Jesus’ new kingdom Jesus teaches us how to live in this kingdom Matthew is writing for people who are Geographically removed from Jesus Chronologically removed from Jesus Interested in the life of Jesus Tax Collectors (A First Century Motely Crew) Knew the language/culture/location […]

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  • The Unpopular Jesus

    The Unpopular Jesus

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes: Jesus is the King We are part of Jesus’ new kingdom Jesus teaches us how to live in this kingdom Key Point: When we surrender our lives to Jesus, we need to think about how to care for other people. But we don’t need to care so much about what other […]

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  • The Warning Lights

    The Warning Lights

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes Jesus is the king We are part of Jesus’ new kingdom Jesus teaches us how to live in this kingdom Key Point: Because Jesus loves us, he warns us. 1. Be careful about the prophets who are speaking into your life (7:15-21).“Deceivers and imposters, under the pretense of divine inspiration fostering […]

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  • Jesus And The Golden Rule

    Jesus And The Golden Rule

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes Jesus is the King We are part of Jesus’ new kingdom Jesus teaches us how to live in this kingdom Review from Last Week Part #1 – Walk through the Matthew 7:7-8. Write down your answer to the following questions: What is your petition? What is the thing you are asking from […]

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  • Not Non-Discerning

    Not Non-Discerning

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes: Jesus is the king We are part of Jesus’ new kingdom Jesus teaches us how to live in this kingdom Matthew is writing for people who are Geographically removed from Jesus Chronologically removed from Jesus Interested in the life of Jesus Key Point: Jesus was against a judgmental and hypocritical spirit. […]

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  • Jesus And Hypocrisy

    Jesus And Hypocrisy

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes Jesus is the King We are part of Jesus’ new kingdom Jesus teaches us how to live in this kingdom Hypocrite – (ὑποκριτής)- an extension of an actor in a play, (not found in the NT), implying arrogance and hardness of heart, utterly devoid of sincerity and genuineness; to feign or […]

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  • The Crazy, Unbelievable, I-Don’t-Know-If-I-Can-Do-That Command From Jesus

    The Crazy, Unbelievable, I-Don’t-Know-If-I-Can-Do-That Command From Jesus

    Sermon Notes Matthew’s Themes Jesus is the King We are part of Jesus’ new kingdom Jesus teaches us how to live in this kingdom This is the crazy, unbelievable, I-don’t-know-if-I-can-do-that command from Jesus. Turn your enemy into your neighbor by loving them – Matthew 5:43 Matthew 5:44-45 What does Jesus have in mind – Matthew […]

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