Sermons by Riley Driver

Sermons by Riley Driver

Matthew

Matthew 14:1-21

Matthew 14:1-21 – May 24, 2020 John the Baptist & Feeding 5,000 14:1-2 At that time. Herod Antipas was the ruler over one fourth of the region of Palestine under the rule of the Romans, especially the region of Galilee. His father, Herod the Great, had ruled over all of Palestine: . The territory given to Archelaus to rule over was taken over by the Romans because of his incompetence … Jesus referred to this in Luke 19:11-14, the beginning…
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Matthew 13:24-58

Matthew 13:24-58 – May 17, 2020 The Rest of the Parables – Chapter 13 Introduction/Summary: When unbelief investigates the supernatural work of God it comes up empty. It cannot recognize the works of God because it will not recognize the truth of God.  (J.M.) This entire chapter points to the contrast between two options belief and unbelief with a tool for recognizing belief – fruit/paying the price. On that basis alone, Christ either accepts or rejects one into the kingdom…
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Matthew 13:1-23

Matthew 13:1-23 – May 10, 2020 The Parable of the Sower A transition occurs in Matthew in this chapter. Before Jesus would teach the good news that the Kingdom of Heaven is near and at times illustrate the message with a parable. In this chapter He teaches with parables and reveals their meanings only to His disciples. Jesus chooses at this time to use the parabolic method of teaching to withhold further truth about Himself and the kingdom of heaven…
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Matthew 12:38-50

Matthew 12:38-50 – May 03, 2020 Jesus and the Sign of Jonah 11:34-37  You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every…
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Matthew 12:1-37

Matthew 12:1-37 – April 26, 2020 Jesus, God’s Chosen Servant 11:28 Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls  11:30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  12:1-2 Jesus never violated the Sabbath, but He often broke man’s legalistic additions to the law…
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Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28-30 – April 19, 2020 Jesus’ Invitation & Promise  11:28-30 Invitation, Promise, Result.  “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” You may wish to highlight or underline these three verses as for many people they…

Matthew 11:20-27

Matthew 11:20-27 – April 12, 2020 Resurrection, Repentance, Pride No review today as today is Resurrection Sunday and our knowledge and understanding of Jesus’ resurrection is really key to our understanding of today’s verses as we continue in Matthew 11 for another eight verses.  If we were to go to Matthew 28 we would find on the dawn of the third day, the stone rolled back with an angel of the Lord sitting on it who spoke to Mary Magdalene…
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Matthew 11:7-19

Matthew 11:7-19, April 05, 2020 John the Baptist 11:1 The disciples were sent out following the instructions given by Jesus while He taught and preached in Galilee.  11:2 John the Baptist in Prison. Turn back to 4:12 when John was imprisoned. He was in prison because he had spoken directly against King Herod who had taken his brother Phillip’s wife Herodias as his own. He dared to tell Herod (and Herodias) he was living in sin, committing adultery. For this…
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Matthew 11:1-6

Matthew 11:1-6, March 29, 2020 Unmet Expectations  Matthew 11:1 Jesus & His Disciples. The disciples were sent out following the instructions Jesus had given them in chapter 10. While Jesus went about teaching and preaching in the towns of Galilee.  11:2 John the Baptist in Prison. Turn back to 4:12 and that is when John was imprisoned. Why was he in prison? Because he had spoken directly against King Herod who had taken his brother Phillip’s wife Herodias as his…
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Matthew 10:24-42

Matthew 10:24-42, March 22, 2020 Final Instructions/Preparations  Review: 5-6 The training ground. No gentiles, no Samaritans, only the lost sheep of Israel. This is the training ground for the Great Commission in Matthew’s last chapter and verses Matthew 28:18-20: and re-emphasized in Acts 1:8: The message of salvation was first to be to the Jews and then to the rest of the world. 14-15 Not Welcome & Judgment. Jews thought the land of Israel so holy, that when they came…
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Matthew 10:9-25

**Apologies for the recording of this message.  We’ve had a little problem with the sound.  Praying to get it fixed soon! ** Matthew 10:9-25, March 15, 2020 Further Instructions & Persecution Will Come  Review: 10:1-8 The Twelve Sent. The twelve are sent out with instructions that provide insight into the calling we have received as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To see how they apply let’s look at Ephesians 4:11-12a.   You are the saints who are the…
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Matthew 9:35-38 and 10:1-8

Matthew 9:35-38 and 10:1-8, March 08, 2020 The Harvest, The Twelve and Us  9:35-36 Compassion of Jesus. The statement they were like sheep without a shepherd is taken from Numbers 27:15-17 where Moses is asking God to provide someone to lead them so the Lord’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd. Jesus saw the need, felt compassion and was moved by His compassion and acted on it as shown in the next two verses. All too often…