Sermons on Matthew
There is one obstacle that we, humans, are incapable of overcoming. That obstacle is sin. No matter what method we choose to try, we cannot overcome sin apart from Jesus. We take a look at Jesus on this Easter Sunday, and how He overcame sin on our behalf!
Doubt is the beginning of a dangerous spiritual condition. Nearly every person who has abandoned their faith in Jesus admits that the process starts with doubt. Thankfully, there is a prescription for overcoming doubt…
During times of chaos and tumult one natural response can be despair. However, for someone who desires to be a disciple of Jesus, despair isn’t the answer. We can learn from Jesus about how to respond in order to overcome despair.
Betrayal is a fact of life, if you have anyone you are close to you are in jeopardy of being betrayed. How should we respond?
The one thing we always have to take into account when dealing with people is the culture through which they see the world. Thankfully, there are only two cultures we need to deal with…
The most common response to temptation is to run, and that isn’t always a bad thing! However, sometimes we won’t be able to run, we have to face temptation. When we learn to respond properly, we can overcome it!
As we continue our look at spiritual growth we have been confronted with the need for courage, and now we have to look at how that courage is put into use, by taking a risk.
Our calling is radical, at least, it is supposed to be. If we’re going to follow the steps of the master, it is radical!
One thing most American Christians are guilty of is being self-indulgent. We want the music, lighting, and sermon our way. We want air conditioning and heat for a comfortable worship experience, and we want cushions on our pews or chairs. Are any of these things necessary for the gospel? Do we need to practice a little self-denial?
Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ requires a certain commitment, a willingness to accept the call to sacrifice.