Contributed on Jan 9, 2013
What relevance does the third chapter of Matthew have for us today? A Brood of Vipers and an Ax at the root of trees?
Snakes and Hedgehogs, Fallen Trees and Fulfillment Matthew 3:4-12 Five “God” Promises 1. God promises that you can sit in a church pew and still smell of sin. 2. God promises that vipers will vanish ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2013
The Absolute Divine Authority of God is seen in the Miracles of Jesus: Everything Jesus did in His earthly ministry pointed to the Cross and His payment for SIN.
“A Touch and a Word of Healing” Matthew 8: 14-17, Mark 1:29-33, Luke 4:38-41 Today we continue in the series of miracles by Jesus which are recorded in Matthew 8-10, in which Jesus demonstrates that ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2013
Why did the Perfect Son of God need to be baptized and what relevance did that event have for sinners?
Jesus: The Fulfillment ALL of Righteousness Matthew 3:13-17 I. Jesus was baptized “To Fulfill ALL Righteousness.” A. He identified with sinners although He was sinless B. He kept the law perfectly. C. He had to perfectly live as well as die. D. He initiated the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2013
Matthew writes his commentary from a historical Jewish viewpoint, but God is the "ghost-writer" through the Holy Spirit. Jesus reveals the light of God's Kingdom and of His grace. In This study we see the Light of the Gospel in the beginning of Jesus' M
The Dawning of the Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 4:12-22 If you have spent one hour watching TV or a movie in the last week, please take 15 minutes to read this! The question MOST people ask themselves when ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2013
The Beatitudes proclaimed on the Jesus' famous "Sermon on the Mount" are often misunderstood. This message examines the first four "happy sayings" as well as the explosion of miracles which preceded this meg- meeting on the mount.
The Unveiling of the Kingdom of God in the Beatitudes (1) Matthew 4:23- 5:1-6 Matthew 4:23 “Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people. 24 ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2013
The Beatitudes are not a list of "TRY HARDER" principles, but characteristics of Children of God at work in God's Kingdom.
The Unveiling of the Kingdom of God: The Beatitudes (2) Matthew 5:1-12 We have been looking at the Beatitudes from Matthew 5. The word, “Beatitude” is from the Latin word meaning “to bless”, and so ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2013
Jesus describes the drastic contrasts people of the world from people of The Kingdom of God in His Sermon on the Mount.
Woes, Salt, Light and the Law Luke 6:24-26, Matthew 5:13-20 OUTLINE: “Woes, Salt, Light and Law” Luke 6:24-26, Matthew ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2013
Verse by verse study of the book of Matthew: Jesus shows us that the New Testament law actually expands on the Old Testament Law; It is a reminder that God examines our hearts and intents and that sin is not restricted to the external.
The Christian Righteousness: Jesus’ Expansion of the Law Matthew 5:21-32 OUTLINE: The Christian Righteousness: Jesus’ Expansion of the Law Matthew 5:21-32 I. Jesus’ View of Murder (Jere. 17:10, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2013
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount speaks about the extended requirements of the law upon Kingdom Kids, those who have been given new hearts that are opposite of the World's value system.
The Christian Righteousness: Promises and Payback Matt. 5:33-48 So far in Matthew we have seen that Jesus reveals the inadequacy of human behavior and religion to qualify to be a citizen of God’s ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2013
Jesus condemns the type of fast that the Pharisees have "invented" and causes us to examine the method and results of a true fast.
The True Fast Matthew 6:16-18 This may be a shocking statement to many people, especially if they have been trying to DO BETTER as a Christian: .Jesus’ Sermon on the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2013
Jesus teaches more about "the Christian Righteousness", revealed in giving, doing, and praying; He gives us the model of "the Lord's Prayer.
“Doing and Praying” Matthew 6: 1-13 Living the life of a Christian, a person who has been called into the Kingdom of God, is not a “cake-walk”: ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2013
The Evil of Anxiety and Worry attack non-Christians and Christians alike; Jesus explains the meaning and prescription for "worry" in His "Sermon on the Mount".
Worry and the King’s Care in the EVERYDAY Matthew 6:24-34 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount contains the realities of being a citizen of the Kingdom of God. In the week in which we ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2013
"Do not judge" is a very popular saying by the LORD JESUS, but does not include the full understanding of what Jesus both meant and practiced.
“Pigs, Dogs and Kingdom Discernment” Matthew 7:1-6 We live in a society where people are very quick to use the first line of Matthew 7, “Do not judge.” Jesus ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2013
The Golden rule is accepted in some way into every "religion" of the world, but only TRUE Followers of Christ are able to understand how "the Golden Rule" it is achieved.
The Golden Rule Matthew 7:7-12 We have been studying Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and ended with Matthew 7:6: "Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2013
Near the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explains the essential of being able to judge and discern false teachings and the road that will lead to eternal destruction.
Two Roads, Two Teachings Matthew 7:13-23 In our last study we looked at Jesus’ famous words from Matthew 7: 7: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock ...read more
Contributed on May 4, 2013
Jesus ends His Sermon on the Mount with the parable of the Two Builders, demonstrating the need to build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Two Builders Matthew 7:24-29 One of the economic indicators that are spoken about often is that of “home building.” In recent years, the ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2013
Jesus' miracles provides evidence that Jesus was God's promised Messiah and that He is the King of His Kingdom: He provides the saving power to move toward Him no matter what the difficulty.
Power over Paralysis: More Divine Deeds by the Savior Matthew 8: 5-13, Luke 7:1-10 Jesus spoke with unearthly authority to the multitudes in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, and the crowds were struck out of their minds. ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2013
Jesus displayed the cost of Discipleship in His own Life and Death and followers of Him can expect nothing less than total commitment to God's Kingdom.
“Foxholes and Followers” Matthew 8:18-23, Luke 14: 25-33 Although we are looking at Matthew 8 today, the context is actually from Isaiah 53: “Surely our griefs, He ...read more
Contributed on Jun 13, 2013
The Lordship and Deity of Jesus are demonstrated in curing the Demon-possessed, as well as the promise of future judgment upon devils and deniers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Go! Demons!” Matthew 8:28-34 We continue to look at the miracles and ministry of Jesus according to ...read more
Contributed on Jun 19, 2013
Jesus' healing of the paralytic is a lesser miracle performed by Jesus in order for Jesus to provide an even greater miracle: Forgiveness.
“A Lesser to Prove the Greater” Matt. 9:1-8 The book of Matthew does not describe Jesus’ Ministry in chronological order, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 3, 2013
Jesus uses three contemporary examples to answer the question, "Why don't your disciples fast?"; In doing so, He explains the exclusiveness of the Kingdom of God.
“Fast or Feast” Matthew 9:14-17 (Mark 2:18-22, Luke 5:33-39) To eat or not to eat; that is the question that is asked of Jesus. Matthew 9:14: “Then John's disciples came and asked him, "How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" The ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2013
Jesus' miracles and ministry reveal Him to be the promised Messiah and the "Word Incarnate.
“The Hand and Hem of Jesus” Matthew 9:18-26, Mark 5:21-43, Luke 8:40-56 Jesus continues to demonstrate the awesome Power of the Living God in ...read more
Contributed on Jul 20, 2013
The Healing of two blind men and their deaf-mute friend were specific fulfillments of Isaiah as well as a description of God's Work of salvation.
“Two Blind Men” Matthew 9:27-33 Matthew selects ten miracles in chapters 8-9 during the ministry of Jesus, which gives evidence that Jesus is the King of the promised Kingdom of Heaven; He alone is the one who has power over disease, demons, death, all of the elements and all of ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2013
Jesus always taught by personal example and by giving contemporary examples. He uses two pictures to show 2 needs in the Kingdom of God.
Defenseless Sheep and Full Fields Matthew 9:35-38 Matthew 9:35: “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they ...read more