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Matthew 15 - NIV

10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand.

11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”

12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?”

13 He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.

14 Leave them; they are blind guides.[a] If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.”

16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them.

17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?

18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.

19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.


a. Matthew 15:14 Some manuscripts blind guides of the blind

Sermons on Matthew 15 More sermons: Matthew 15

Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jan, 2016
Summary: The love of Christ Jesus prevailed evn in the pervasive darkness of man's denial of God's love for the world and God's promise failing to accept the time of change because of their blindness to the faith of Christ Jesus.
Scripture: Matthew 6:13-15:14
Denomination: Friends
Views: 172
William R. Nabaza avatar
The mouth defiles a man
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is aware that our mouths are built to praise Him and not to defile us. Psalms 19:14 (Amplified Bible) Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenet
Scripture: Matthew 15:11
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 529
William R. Nabaza avatar
From heart to mouth
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that the LORD JESUS knows what's inside our hearts but inspite of this, whenever we come to Him, He forgives and cleanses us and makes us the righteousness of GOD in Him. 1 John 1:9 (Amplified Bible) If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and
Scripture: Matthew 15:18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 605
David Leach avatar
Thankful Always
Shared by: David Leach on May, 2015
Summary: How is it possible to give thanks both for and in all things?
Craig Condon avatar
Faith, Filth and the Human Heart
Shared by: Craig Condon on Apr, 2015
Summary: The marginal people storm into the church, insisting that the church should live up to the pattern offered by Jesus. They rock the boat, and in so doing they force the church to remember its reason for being.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The War Against Sin
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on May, 2014
Summary: 'Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin' (Hebrews 12:4).
Lee Edgar Elkins avatar
Consuming Alcohol
Shared by: Lee Edgar Elkins on Jan, 2013
Summary: This sermon is dealing with the consumption of alcohol.
Scripture: Matthew 15:10-20
Denomination: *other
Views: 551
David Rigg avatar
Shared by: David Rigg on Jul, 2012
Summary: This sermon deals with our righteousness which falls far too short and the righteousness available to us through faith in Christ.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 15:1-14
Views: 606
William R. Nabaza avatar
What Defiles Us? by: William Nabaza of www.Nabaza.com
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Can you eat cockroach or snakes? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General III. OBJECTIVES: Above all, guard our heart. IV. TEXT: Matthew 15:19 For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft,
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 15:19
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 763
Harold Laubach Jr avatar
Surrendering Our Speech
Shared by: Harold Laubach Jr on Feb, 2012
Summary: This sermon is about surrending our speech, the bad language, but also the lies, gossip and name calling. It points out surrender of speech also includes encouraging words, and building others up.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 15:17-20
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 1,413
Daniel Olukoya avatar
When your root is injured
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Jan, 2012
Summary: A root connotes many things. It also includes the origin or source of a thing or person. It is the base, anchor, beginning or centre of a thing.
based on 24 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 14,190
Pastor Brad Henry avatar
"Battle Of The Mind"
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Dec, 2011
Summary: How to not let Satan get a foothold in yoru life.
Scripture: Matthew 15:17-19
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,059
Rick Pendleton avatar
In the Dark
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Oct, 2011
Summary: The old joke is Where were you when the lights went out?" This sermon uses the lights going out when Jesus was on the cross and leads the listener to examine... Where are you... in your relationship with Jesus?
Scripture: Matthew 15:12-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 909
Ken McKinley avatar
How the Pharisees Got it Wrong
Shared by: Ken McKinley on Aug, 2011
Summary: In this topical sermon we are going to examine how the Pharisees missed it so badly by examining their history, their beliefs, and where they went wrong.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 15:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,590
David E. Watters avatar
Breaking the Law...For God's Sake
Shared by: David E. Watters on Aug, 2011
Summary: Matthew 15: 10-20 - Barclay stated that this Scripture was 'one of the supreme contests in history'. Two religious viewpoints clash with what Jesus says. Jesus again points to what is really important.
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,835
Clair Sauer avatar
Radical in a Big Way
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Aug, 2011
Summary: The Canaanite woman is the first woman that Jesus ministered to outside of the nation of Israel. The humble woman's story is hugely radical because Jesus' ministry to the entire world starts with her!
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 15:10-28
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 2,065
Rev Dr Randall M Deal Sr avatar
Work Shoes
Shared by: Rev Dr Randall M Deal Sr on Jul, 2011
Isaac Butterworth avatar
The Hazards of Worship
Shared by: Isaac Butterworth on Feb, 2011
Summary: The most hazardous thing about worship is: We can think we're doing it when, in fact, we are not!
Joseph Stapleton avatar
The Challenge of Change
Shared by: Joseph Stapleton on Nov, 2010
Summary: CHANGE is one of the hardest things a church or a person can do, BUTIt is something God wants from us. No Growth occurs without change.
Paul Fritz avatar
Wrong Perceptions Should Be Subjected to Truth
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Oct, 2010
Summary: Too many people think their perception is reality but it must be subjected to the truth or it can become extremely dangerous.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 15:15-17
Views: 4,801
Obioha Uriel Amanze avatar
Living A Holy Life 2
Shared by: Obioha Uriel Amanze on Jun, 2010
Summary: Attempts to reveal all the activities that cause unholiness and shows how holy-living can be enforced in one’s life when it seems difficult to remain holy.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 15:10-19
Views: 628
Johnny Knight avatar
God's Eye-View
Shared by: Johnny Knight on Jan, 2010
Summary: Some times our perspective colors the way we see things. You can simply look at the FACTS of a situation alone, or you can see the FACTS in light of the TRUTH of God’s Word.
Scripture: Matthew 15:12-14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 689
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Jul, 2009
Summary: ln Matthew 3:10, we see a powerful verse of Scripture which says, “And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.” So, if you see somebody standing so
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 3:10-15:13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 20,663
Alvin Hathaway, Sr. avatar
Youth of Power and Promise
Shared by: Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on Mar, 2009
Summary: Youth have both the power and promise to play an integral role in the betterment of our society, community and our church.
based on 41 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 60,228
Dave McFadden avatar
"Heart Talk"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Aug, 2008
Summary: Second in a series on the use and abuse of the tongue.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 15:10-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,536
Ronald Harbaugh avatar
God's Grace Extends Beyond All Boundaries
Shared by: Ronald Harbaugh on Aug, 2008
Summary: A sermon for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 15, Series A.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 15:10-18
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 833
Nathan Johnson avatar
Did You Hear About . . .
Shared by: Nathan Johnson on Apr, 2008
Summary: Gossip is a destroyer that must be stopped. Our words ought to build up, not destroy.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 15:10-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,121
David Smith avatar
The deserving poor? (Matthew 15:10-28)
Shared by: David Smith on Nov, 2007
Summary: Why waste time with negative pepole who are never going to make much progress? Because we follow a shepherd who will leave the ninety-nine grazing to pursue one lost sheep....
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 15:10-28
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 2,969
Jay Robison avatar
Listening to UnChristian America
Shared by: Jay Robison on Nov, 2007
Summary: Christianity has an image problem. What can we learn from how those outside the church see the church today. I use Jesus criticism of religious leaders to cause us to think.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 15:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,826
Wayne Lawson avatar
Walk the Talk
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Oct, 2007
Summary: So often, there is a huge disparity between what we say, and what we actually do. The Bible makes the connection or links “believing” to “behavior.” The two appear to be inseparable. When we try to divorce these two terms (as they relate to Christianity),
based on 53 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,930