Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

Do you believe I am able to do this?

Jesus’ question in Matthew 9 is a fundamentally important one. “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” (Mt9:28) Jesus explicitly asks this question of the two blind men. The same question is implicitly asked of the dead girl’s father, and the woman with the chronic bleeding, and the demon possessed man. Jesus’ question and actions make clear that people need to…

See, Understand, Respond

See, Understand, Respond. If you don’t see correctly, or understand correctly what you see, it is very difficult to make a correct response. Indeed, someone could easily make a catastrophic response if they fail to see or understand accurately. In Matthew 8:23-9:13 Jesus wants us to see accurately who He is, so that we can understand fully the implications of who He…

Easter Sunday- Believing the Unbelievable

Aussies tend to be sceptics. We don’t believe things simply because someone in authority says them. We are particularly reluctant to believe that impossible things happen! Matthew 27:57-28:20 focuses our attention on one central event- the physical, literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. The first and fifth sections, and the second and third…

Are you wise?

As we reach the end of the famous sermon on the mount, Jesus turns up the heat. Rather than an uplifting feel-good finale, Jesus finishes his speech with some of his starkest warnings.  What is the fundamental mistake he wants his hearers to avoid?  Is he deliberately setting an overly-high bar just to show us how we fail?
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