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Sermons on Matthew

Refinement in Forgiveness and Persecution

Refinement in Forgiveness and Persecution – Persecution is a historical pattern. It takes on many forms, and it revisits society in various socially-acceptable ways. Persecution caused the Church of Acts to grow. It separated those who sought only blessing from those willing to deny self and minister life at their own personal expense. Part of…

Wholehearted Prayer and Fasting

Wholehearted Prayer and Fasting —  The Holy Spirit teaches us to pray and is in-sync with the Father’s will. The Holy Spirit shows us where the Bible should shape our prayers, just as the Bible has the power to shape our thoughts and perspectives. He leads us into fasting so that we can affect lasting…

The Spirit Leads Our Prayers

The Spirit Leads Our Prayers —  Prayer and faith are not a formula. Do we ever copy other people’s prayer styles or accept their perspective of God’s will simply because we have failed to experientially developed our own? Is the world affecting our prayer life instead of the other way around? Are we surrendered to…

The Spirit of Boldness

The Spirit of Boldness  —  In the early church, the disciples asked for boldness, so the Lord filled them with His Spirit. Because they were filled freshly with His Spirit, they became bold in speaking about God and showing His ways. The boldness of the Holy Spirit can lead to outward expressions of courage, quiet…

The First Disciples

The First Disciples  —  The believers of the early New Testament Church were devoted to teaching, fellowship, and prayer. They had a sense of overwhelming awe at miracles, signs, and wonders. They were generous and loved by the community, and many came to Christ as a result. If we want to experience true spiritual growth…

Wrapped Up

Wrapped Up  —  Featuring Christmas dramatic presentation “Wrapped Up”. Jesus is the gift to the world, and the world doesn’t recognize what is truly available in Him. He is so good to us. He is a guide, a healer, and a counselor. There is no limit to the wholeness He brings. He puts us together,…

Prepare the Way

God’s plans are intended to be fulfilled at the proper time.  Sometimes we question His plans because they seem strange or “out of the box.”  God is ok with us questioning or asking for confirmation, but remember that He is teaching us the blessing of dependence and intimacy with Him.  When we are close to…

God’s Heart and God’s Words. Our Heart and Our Words.

God’s Heart and God’s Words. Our Heart and Our Words.  —  The Lord can seem like a contrarian at times, but His creativity establishes the blessing of dependence on Him and intimacy with Him. As we understand His heart, we learn to accept His love and to be empowered. Such empowerment is given to us…