Sermons on Faith

Sermons on Faith

Matthew

Matthew 17:14-27

Please note that the podcast had a slight recording problem at the beginning of the message. July 12, 2020 Matthew 17:14-27 Coming Down the Mountain  Review  17:1-2 Jesus transfiguration. Six days later. There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. In our world though if something goes through a metamorphosis it is a one way street. Most common example is a butterfly, but a butterfly will never…
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Matthew 15:29 – 16:4

Matthew 15:29-16:4 – June 14, 2020 Who Believes, Who Has Faith  Three Keys 1) First a Centurion in Capernaum, small Jewish fishing and agricultural community on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 8:5-13) 2) Next a Jewish man in the Jewish area of Galilee in a synagogue with a shriveled hand was healed on the Sabbath whereupon the Pharisees plotted to kill Him. This led Matthew 12:17-21 to quote from Isaiah 42 which ends ‘In His name…
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Matthew 15:1-28

Matthew 15:1-28 – June 07, 2020 Defiling Words vs Great Faith  Review:  Jesus mourns: Back to 14:22-23 where Jesus finally has time to be alone and pray. To turn to His Father and mourn the death of John the Baptist. Recall 14:13a When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Why was He looking for solitude? Remember how He had spoken of John only a little earlier in 11:11 Truly I tell you,…
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Matthew 14:22-36

Matthew 14:22-36 – May 31, 2020 Jesus Walks on Water  Review 8:23-27 The beginning of understanding. When Jesus got into the boat His disciples followed Him – they had made a decision and were not waiting to follow Him. Then the storm. Many of them may have been seamen, fishermen, but the waves were breaking over the sides of the boat. They tried all they could and it was not enough. They became fearful of dying. In their fear they…
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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 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 9:27-38

*Apologies for not capturing the audio of Angi’s sharing her missionary trip to Costa Rica and Honduras.  Many accepted Christ – and many recommitted.  Angi listened to God’s call to go out into the field….. Matthew 9:27-38, March 01, 2020 Healing and Missionary Message  Review:  9:18-26 Twelve and Twelve. Matthew gives these two miracles only 9 verses, while both Mark (5:22-43) with 22 verses and Luke (8:41-56) with 16 verses provide much more detail. Matthew quickly focuses on the faith…
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Matthew 9:18-26

Thank you, Vic, for stepping in with such short notice.  Pastor Riley is recuperating from acute bronchitis….    
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Matthew 3:1-12

Matthew 3:1-12, November 17, 2019 Brood of Vipers, Revival, Repentance, and Judgment Brood of Vipers Only two people in the Bible used the phrase brood of vipers or generation of vipers – John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ. The slide we have shows the various ways we find this phrase in various translations, a definition for a brood and the four instances where you will find the phrase spoken.   3:1 In verse one John the Baptist was preaching in…
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!

Mark 10:32-52

Review 10:23-31 Riches do not have the power to help one work or worm his way into heaven. Jesus after saying v25 “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God” He adds v27 “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” In other words, Grace or Salvation is totally outside the sphere of human capacity.…
Mark 8:34

Mark 8:1-9:1

Review: 7:31-37 If the people in the region where amazed at what Jesus had done for the demon possessed man in chapter 5, here they were overwhelmed with amazement or utterly amazed because here was a man they brought to Jesus who was deaf and dumb, both incredibly real physical problems. These were Gentiles and this is made clear when we look at Matthew 15:30-31 where Gentiles praised the God of Israel because of Jesus. 8:1-9 From Jesus’ words it…