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The Cost of Being a Christ Follower (Matthew 8:18-22)On one occasion, two men came to Jesus and publicly expressed their desire to follow Jesus. Jesus' response was unexpected. Instead of simply encouraging them to come as they are, He made it clear that it would cost them.
The message Je...mattellis19972013-03-27T17:49:0492 views00:32:12
The Blessings of Obedient Living (Matthew 7:24-29Maybe as a little child in Sunday School, you sang: "The wise man built his house upon the rock..." This text is so simple that little children can sing about it but it is at the same time profound in its ramifications. Get the truth of this text ...mattellis19972013-02-26T18:56:1497 views00:44:11 How to Confront Sin in Others (Matthew 7:1-6)Are we supposed to "judge" others or is it none of our business with a fellow Christian slips into sin? If it's our business, how do we confront them? This sermon dives into the answers that Jesus gives us on this tough subject.mattellis19972013-02-06T07:04:2253 views00:41:06 Preparing for Heaven's Award Ceremony (Matthew 6:19-24)When we get saved, we are called in that moment to obey our Lord Jesus for the rest of our days. Yet, one question that may arise is in regard to what our motivation for obeying is.
Does Jesus give us an added incentive for obeying Him...mattellis19972013-02-05T05:54:1852 views00:38:32
Jesus, Our Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)The bad news makes the good news, great news! I hope you enjoy this sermon that focuses on how Jesus is our Prince of Peace and solved the greatest problem - how God can show His love for us and at the same time show His love for justice.mattellis19972012-12-23T19:49:0525 views00:48:18 Jesus, Our Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6)When you think of God, who do you think of? 'God the Father' is probably your answer. Yet, Jesus is the second person of the Godhead who is just as equally God.
In this sermon, we consider Jesus' infinite power and two very important r...mattellis19972012-12-11T13:54:0532 views00:43:24
Jesus, Our Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)Isaiah 9:6 is an often quoted verse around Christmastime. But have you ever stopped to look into what it means? I had never seriously done any in-depth study on this verse until recently. What it reveals about our Lord Jesus Christ is nothing shor...mattellis19972012-12-05T18:18:2937 views00:40:02 The Believer's Greatest Secret Weapon (Matthew 6:5-8)The first century Christians and church knew what it was like to experience the power of God working through them to push back the darkness and increase the Kingdom. Yet, Christians and churches in America know little of that power. Is it sheer co...mattellis19972012-11-18T17:54:0538 views00:47:24 What Motivates You? (Matthew 6:1)So you are a serious follower of Christ and engage in a lot of Christian ministries? That's commendable. But, did you know that Jesus is even more concerned with why we do what we do than He is with what we're doing?
Matthew 6:1 begins ...mattellis19972012-10-29T15:54:1532 views00:39:52
Love Your Enemies (Matthew 5:43-48)Do you battle with anger or resentment because of how someone has treated you? Did you know that Jesus has told us that we are to love those who are opposed to us and pray for those who mistreat us? Believe me, it isn't easy. But, it is a command ...mattellis19972012-10-22T05:54:0455 views00:37:52 Be People of Truth (Matthew 5:33-37)As Christians, we are called by Jesus to say what we mean and mean what we say. In short, Matthew 5:33-37 calls us to be honest.
But, I wanted to show in this sermon that we must also make sure that we speak the truth in love, that we know wh...mattellis19972012-10-09T20:39:0411 views00:35:34
God's Word on Divorce (Matthew 5:31-32)The fact that the topic of divorce is rarely addressed from behind pulpits and lecterns in Bible studies is troubling. So many of God's children have gone through it, know someone who has or may even be contemplating it themselves. We simply must ...mattellis19972012-10-01T17:19:0571 views00:43:50 The Dangers of Adultery (Matthew 5:27-32)Everyone is generally in agreement that adultery is wrong. But what about wondering eyes? What about lustful thoughts? As long as we keep it to ourselves, it's not wrong, is it?
Jesus not only tells us that looking to lust is wrong, He ...mattellis19972012-09-24T05:49:06159 views00:39:22
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