Sermons on Matthew

“Gift Fit for …”

Matthew 2:1-12 {Prayer}             As with most Christmas hymns, we pretty much have only the first verse of them memorized.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, however, by only having the first verse memorized, we can easily miss out on the depth and the true meaning of the hymn.              Take “What Child Is This”…

“Not to Deceive”

Matthew 23:1-12 {Prayer}             Deception … to some, it’s a game, to others … well, whether they mean it to be or not … it’s a way of life.  Either way … it is something which every single one of us is good at.             During the Prohibition Era a California product was being sold…

“Don’t You Get it?”

Matthew 20:20-28 {Prayer}             An elementary classroom teacher gives a thorough explanation of the significance and location of the subject and verb in a sentence.  Immediately after the explanation, a student gives a blank and confused look back to the teacher.  The teacher is like, “Don’t you get it?”             In defense to any of…

“How Far does the Word Go?”

Matthew 2:1-12 {Prayer}              Straight No Chaser … that’s the name of the a cappella group which originated in 1996 at Indiana University.  Majority of the group got back together in 2008 simply because a 1998 video of them singing “The 12 Days of Christmas” went viral, it blew up all over the internet with…

“Christmas Future”

Matthew 1:18-25 {Prayer}             One of the greatest basketball players of all time once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”  If Michael Jordan never shot the basketball as a kid, if he didn’t spend countless hours practicing his basketball skills … he would just be a normal person.  However, Jordan worked…

“Delivered”

Matthew 25:14-30 {Prayer}             As I was struggling in developing this sermon, I came across a devotional from an old professor of mine which I want to use as a guide as we go through Jesus’ parable of the talents from our gospel lesson this morning.             At first glance, when we read this parable,…

Be Prepared

Matthew 25:1-13 {Prayer}             As we draw closer to the end of the church year, you might have noticed that our readings take a turn toward the end times, to that “Day of the Lord” as Amos put it in our Old Testament reading.  Well, you all know how my mind likes to wander at…

The Setback for a Setup

Matthew 22:15-22 {Prayer}             Ever feel like the world is out to get you?  Like no matter how hard you try, you find yourself on the bottom, you find yourself beat up and tired?  No matter how hard you try to get ahead in life, bam, the car breaks down or a storm damages your…

What is Fair?

What Is Fair? Matthew 20:1-16 Summary: God’s deals with His people not based on what we deserve but based on His grace. Many people living in the United States have in some way been affected by the unions whether positively or negatively. You may have to join the unions if you work part time or full time…