Sermons

The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Jan 2020 - Nov 2020

Messages for disciples from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)

Sermons in this series
Sun, Nov 29, 2020
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28 mins 38 secs
This week we come to the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount. Again we see how Jesus leads us to the heart of the matter. The question is, “What will you do with the message you have heard?" Will you live out the teachings of Jesus or will you just admire them. Jesus points out that we cannot tell if other people are just fans or are followers. The outward appearances are the same. The difference will be seen when the storms come - and they will come.
Sun, Nov 15, 2020
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41 mins 25 secs
This Sundays message comes from Matthew 7:13-23. We continue to discover the richness of the sermon on the mount. In these verse Jesus calls us to take care in our life choices. In particular we are to choose to enter the narrow gate, to treat others with kindness and grace. We are also to choose our teachers carefully for there are many false teachers and we are to choose to walk daily with Christ. May God give each of wisdom that we will daily make Kingdom choices.
Sun, Nov 08, 2020
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35 mins 39 secs
We live in such a turbulent time where the road ahead seems uncertain. But we have a wonderful hope to celebrate! This Sunday we will look at Jesus’ promise to us revealing the power of persistent prayer. In this sermon Jesus has been revealing to us how radically different the life of the disciple is from the world. As we consider these things we are left wondering how can I live up to these expectations. Jesus answers that question by saying “Your Father knows how to give you good gifts.” He is our sources of righteousness and hope. As we journey in faith, we are never alone.
Sun, Nov 01, 2020
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37 mins 49 secs
This week we move to Matthew chapter 7 to work through the final major division of the Sermon on the Mount. The message from the first verses I have titled, The Splinter and the Log. Jesus calls us to have a caring rather than a critical heart towards others. Jesus’ teaching challenges us to face our own judgmental hearts with the words, “Judge not, or you will be judged.” How do we live out that command? How do we protect relationships and the Gospel. Again, Jesus goes with to the Heart of the Matter.
Sun, Oct 25, 2020
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45 mins 31 secs
God would have us enjoy the riches of His Kingdom and Jesus warns us of the soul impoverishing anxiety and worry that the world offers us. In Jesus' Sermon he goes to the heart of the matter and He challenges us to question where our treasures are.
Sun, Oct 18, 2020
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39 mins 36 secs
In the sermon on the Mount Jesus gives us this wonderful teaching on prayer. He first teaches us to be sincere in our prayer and then He teaches us how to pray. As we look at His instruction together my hope is that we be called to a life of prayer.
Sun, Oct 11, 2020
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38 mins 50 secs
This morning we return to the series we began at the first of the year, on the sermon on the mount. We completed Matthew chapter 5 when COVID 19 hit and we diverted to look at the passages of comfort and hope and fasting. Throughout Jesus sermon we are being challenged to consider out motivation and discover, "The Heart of the Matter."
Sun, Mar 01, 2020
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41 mins 22 secs
This week’s installment of the “Heart of the Matter” closes out chapter five with a message on Surpassing Love. Jesus challenges our ideas on relationships and retaliation. He calls us to speak the truth in love, deal with offenses in love and even love our enemies. These attitudes and actions then reflect the heart of our King and become the proof to the world that we are citizens of the kingdom of heaven
Sun, Feb 23, 2020
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41 mins 21 secs
This week we continue in the Sermon on The Mount with Jesus’ words about divorce. This is the third illustration of how those who think that they are righteous are in-truth unrighteous in their hearts. Jesus is focusing our broken relationships that come from anger, bitterness, unwillingness to forgive, lust and adultery. Divorce and broken promise follow. Each of these destroy relationships. The kingdom of heaven values loving and growing relationship and so should we.
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
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40 mins 42 secs
This week, Jesus continues to reveal to us one of the most important teaching of the Bible, the doctrine of sin. We do not like to talk about this, think about this, and definitely hear about this doctrine. Here in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus makes it clear that all of us have sinned in the worst ways. Most people think that they are above sin, especially grievous sins like murder and adultery. But Jesus tells us that we have all committed murder and adultery in our hearts. At the same time, He calls us to living like citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven - forgiven and pure.