Sermons on Matthew

“I Desire Mercy”

            Last week, we talked about Jairus, the father whose 12-year-old daughter passed away from an illness.  And we saw that Jesus brings hope when there is no hope.  We all have times in our lives when we hear this voice that says, “Why bother?”  But then we hear the voice of Jesus who says. …

How to Overcome Worry

            You all probably know that Howard Hughes was one of the richest men who ever lived.  Over the course of his lifetime, he accumulated billions of dollars.  And you would think that someone with that kind of money would live a life of tranquility — you picture him sitting by the pool, sipping drinks…

The Violent Take It By Force

This morning, I want to begin the lesson by asking a question. I’m going to show you two pictures, and I’d like for you to choose the picture that you think best describes people who are entering the kingdom of God. This first picture is a shot taken on Normandy Beach during the D-Day invasion.…

Rest For the Weary

In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus said, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay…