Sermons on Matthew

It’s Ok to Lose

What does the resurrection of Jesus mean for you? Is your life providing an alternative to the culture or an echo of it? If Jesus had the conversation with you that he had with Peter, would he tell you not to tell anyone?

Apathy and Conviction

Has apathy started to grow within yourself? Are there areas of your life or our world, that you feel God is calling you to keep watch and pray? Is there a ministry that your small group can become a prayer team for?

Trusting in God’s Plan

What scares you right now? What do you think is the biggest challenge for the church in navigating these difficult times? How does knowing that God has a plan and purpose help you to have hope?

Serving the Kingdom of God

When your friends describe you, which would they talk about most, your brand of politics or your faith? What is an area of your life where you are more like the culture than the kingdom? What is an area of your life where you are more like the kingdom than the culture?

Believing in the Power of God

What words would people use to describe you? What do those words say about the fruit you are producing? How closely would you say your priorities align with the plan and purpose of God?

It’s Not About the Money

Are you aiming for complete discipleship or a “somewhat less ascetic standard”? If you asked Jesus, “What do I still lack?” How would he answer? What is one thing you can do this week to grow in trusting Jesus? Sermon from October 29, 2023Series: Hello My Name is Jesus

Practicing Welcome

Where are you tempted to engage in status boosting?  Who models “welcome” to you?  How can you put into practice “welcome” this week?

Don’t Get Comfy

What do you really want from God? Are you a cultural Christian, a comfortable Christian, or a serious follower of Jesus? What is one thing you can do this week to becoming a more serious follower of Jesus?

What’s Really Important

If you had to make a list of the top three things Jesus followers should do, what would be on the list? What is a preference in your life that you may have made too important? Are you leading the people around you toward Jesus or toward something else?

Love over Legalism

What are your expectations when you come to church? When has legalism gotten in the way of your faith or someone else’s faith? What is one thing you are willing to try to let go of to love someone this week?