Sermons on Matthew

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Fellowship and Family

We’ve missed fellowship over the last year and a half; it’s something we crave and need. But who are we supposed to fellowship with? Our family? Who is our family? Who is our neighbor? Brandon discusses learning to see who our family really is (and could be!), as well as how to encourage growth and…

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Let Us Go on to Maturity

Now that the world is reopening, where should we go? Back to our old ways? Perhaps we could go somewhere better. As God continues to encourage and nurture us, let us seek to go on to maturity; a fullness and completeness only achievable by the grace and mercy of God by the sacrifice of his…

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Empty to Full!

There are plenty of crises in the world; plenty of reasons to feel lost, aimless, and empty. But the key to a healthy relationship with God is a continual denial of self. When you’re able to get yourself out of the way of your fulfillment, only then can God fill you completely and perfectly.

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Your Mother! God! and You!

We all have a Mom; it could be by birth, by adoption, via a “Mister” Mom, through a close friend or family member, etc. And what makes a mom a Mom is the love and care she provides to you, the lessons and principles she teaches you, and the person she is every day. Thank…

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Forgiveness

Can you think of something that everyone needs? Something that would bless everyone who receives it? Forgiveness is a gift of mercy; a gift without which we cannot survive (eternally); a gift we all desperately need. Because, what do you have to do to be forgiven? Sin. And we all do that very well. As…

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Your & Our Cup of Cold Water

As the days grow warmer, sometimes there’s nothing more refreshing than a cold glass of water. Such a thing can restore your strength and clarity, but how many people do without this simple, often-for-granted pleasure (rather, essential provision)? Our God offers us the everlasting waters, that quench our thirst for eternity; are we, in turn,…

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Resurrection

I am the resurrection and the life… John 11:25a From the beginning, death has been a constant truth in the mind and body of man. However, resurrection—and eternal life—have also been an element of God’s creation from the very beginning. His perfect plan and perfect purpose have been in motion from the first moment sin…

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GOOD God Almighty

The word “good” is used quite a bit. How are you? “Good.” How was your day? “Good.” How was your meal? “Good.” How did you sleep? “Good.” God is…? “Good?” God IS good. God is GOOD. He is the one good god. His creation is good. And his good creation is in us. Are we…

Your Nicodemus Experience

Consider your identity. Who are you? Who are you trying to be? Who are you supposed to be? If you’re looking for something more, if you thirst for something better, seek water that will quench your thirst forever. “Through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,” be justified by the grace of…

Flipping

We flip lots of things in our life: houses, coins, sides, etc; Dean explores how we may flip in everyday life, as well as how we may flip spiritually. Finally, he asks what can we do to make “the flip” to finally see, listen, open our heart, repent, and decide to follow “the Lord who…