Sermons on “Matthew”

Promises ! Promises! – Matt 1:1-17 • 12/4/2016

Miguel covers some of the amazing foreshadowings (promises!) God gave to identify The Messiah.

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Under the Bus (Matt 26:1-75) • 5/22/2016

After nearly 3 years of hanging out with Jesus, one “disciple” turns out to be not so much. Jesus is not surprised – but the other disciples do not even seem to suspect that it could be Judas. Instead, they each individually ask, “Lord, is it I?” It is a story of betrayal – and a face-to-face encounter with the spiritual enemy of God and all mankind. The enemy believes he has outmaneuvered God. Yet, it is the wisdom and mercy of Yahweh (God the Father) that has set up the ultimate checkmate of the ages.

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Fakers (Matt 21:12-23:39) • 5/8/2016

We typically think of Jesus as cool, calm and collected; someone who never loses His temper. But when Jesus goes into His Father’s house, He doesn’t find a spirit of worship. Rather, He finds something more akin to a street bazaar. But Jesus didn’t just get a little upset. No, it was way beyond that. The Bible says He “drove them out” of the temple… quite a feat for one guy who was supposedly little more than a lowly carpenter’s son. And Jesus didn’t stop there. He then made a very public example of the religious leaders – those fakers – by repeatedly singling them out as “hypocrites!” Jesus? Angry? That may be putting it mildly. And it goes to show that there is a place for anger even in the lives of believers – as long as it is a “righteous anger.”

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People Person (Matt 19:1-21:11) • 5/1/2016

God created them Male and Female… and created also the institution of Marriage. So what else does God say about marriage? And what does He have to say about divorce? In today’s lesson, you’ll learn about God’s perfect desire for each of us – and, His forgiveness when we acknowledge our failings.

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Mysteries/Peter & The Rock (Matt 16:13-18:35)

“Who do YOU say I am?” – It was the question Jesus posed to His disciples… those who knew Him best because of the amount of time they spent with Him. And it was Peter who “piped up” first, declaring, “You are the Christ!”
In this lesson, Miguel shares why its important for each of us to ask ourselves the same question. Also, Miguel provides an answer to those who claim that Peter is the “rock” upon which Jesus said He would build His church. Even Peter himself points out, there is only one Rock that can be the chief cornerstone and foundation of the church.

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Metamorphosis (Matt 13:53-16:12)

Are you a caterpillar or a tadpole? It doesn’t really matter which you are. What matters is whether you stay what you are, or transform into a new creature. As Miguel explains today, it’s what God wants for each of us… to walk in faith, relying on Him 100% until we are transformed into the likeness of Him. And that’s much better than just ending up a frog or butterfly.

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Parable of the Sower (Matt 13:1-52) – Guest Shane O’Hara

Special guest Shane O’Hara discusses the parable of The Sower… after briefly taking us back in time, before social media and digital cameras. A time when there were Polaroids. As you’ll see, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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He is the One (Matt 8:1-9:34) – Easter Sunday

Jesus shows He is not only Master and Healer, but most importantly, Savior.

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