Sermons on Matthew
Psalm 136, Matthew 9.9-13 — God demonstrates steadfast love (hesed) toward us through highs and lows, that we might glorify God and bless others.
Ex. 15, Ps 14,67, Mt. 1 — God’s covenant blessing tot he world was ‘salvation’ – to and through Israel and Jesus to the world.
Matthew 5:13-16 — Jesus provides three metaphors/images for understanding “blessed to be a blessing.”
Matthew 5.10-12 – How are those who are persecuted for doing what God says is right to be blessed?
Matthew 5:9 – God not only desires for us to be pure and holy, but also to make peace and extend mercy.
Matthew 5:8 — Jesus commends the process and pursuit of purity (holiness) as one of the attributes of the Heavenly Father.
Matthew 5:7 — God blesses those who are merciful with mercy.
Matthew 5:5 — If we serve God and others we will experience the blessing of participating in God’s restoration of humanity and Creation.
Matthew 5:5 — We look at how bringing our grief to God through mourning/lament results in the blessing of God’s comfort (and more).
Matthew 5:1-3 — Jesus teaches that wealth, status, and righteousness do not earn a place in the Kingdom; rather, it is God’s gift.