Sermons on “Matthew”
Knowing who we are waiting for makes all the difference to how we wait. Chris unpacks the meaning of the parousia and the revealing of Christ showing how they relate to Jesus promise to return and His promise to be with us always.View Sermon
Pete Robinson guides us through the next of our sporting theme: the shot put. In the shot put you need to obey two simple rules: get the angle right and throw it as hard as you can! In the Bible, Jesus calls his disciples to obey just one: “follow me”.View Sermon
How can we find assurance of eternal life? How can wealth be a hinderance? How does God make the impossible possible through Jesus? Does your faith touch your wallet as well as your heart? Chris explores how our security, acceptance and significance are rooted in grace and yet we are encouraged to invest for eternal returns.View Sermon
Everyone has a need for significance, security and acceptance. Jesus demonstrated how these needs cannot truly be met through independence, manipulation and idolatry but through trust, humility and worship. In our first talk we consider Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.View Sermon
Peter Finnis preaches on Matthew 11 vs 28 – 12 vs 14 and Jesus’ attitude towards the Sabbath.
In contrast to the Old Testament Sabbath and the views of the Pharisees, we learn that Sabbath rest is wholeness and well-being in our whole lives, to be found only in Jesus when we walk alongside Him. Sabbath rest for the people of God is to submit our efforts and our work to Him – to enter God’s rest in order to rest from our own work.
Our lives surrendered to Christ brings rest and what follows is Christ’s work in us.
“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in God”View Sermon
Preaching on Matthew 18 vs 1-5, David Taylor asks how we understand real greatness in the Kingdom of God. What does Jesus mean when he says we must become like children? He suggests that it is to recognise our dependence on God and to recognise our status before Him. True greatness comes not from earthly achievement but from being declared to be children of God.View Sermon